Why is quitting Skype so difficult on Windows 10?

Skype is nonetheless a preferred utility, particularly on Windows 10 and in enterprise environments. While I can not say that Microsoft does its greatest to enhance Skype and improve the appliance’s recognition, it appears pretty widespread that one or the opposite model of Skype is put in on Windows PCs.

I observed Skype operating on a Windows 10 Professional PC that I take advantage of often solely. The Skype icon was displayed within the System Tray space indicating that Skype was operating.

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A right-click on the icon displayed a number of choices however no choice to give up Skype. Skype listed two choices — to open Skype or the Skype Settings — and knowledgeable me that there have been not any unread conversations.

With no choice to exit Skype from the System Tray space, I made a decision to open Skype to seek out the give up possibility there.

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First factor I attempted was to click on on the shut icon within the titlebar. This minimized Skype however didn’t terminate the method.

No shut or exit possibility was displayed wherever. I checked the menu — no luck — and the profile icon — nothing both; briefly: Microsoft’s Skype staff created a software program program that you simply can not shut anymore after it opens mechanically otherwise you launch it; a minimum of not in a straightforward to grasp approach.

There are two choices, nonetheless, to shut Skype on Windows 10 after it has been opened on the system.

The first kills the Skype processes within the Windows Task Manager; removed from best, however higher than not having the ability to shut Skype in any respect.

The different resolution is really built-in in Skype, but it surely is not tremendous snug both. What you must do is sign-out of Skype.

You can do so with a click on on the profile icon within the Skype software program and there on the Sign out hyperlink. Signing out retains Skype open and if you happen to do not examine additional, you might come to the conclusion that it doesn’t change something with reference to closing Skype.

If you right-click on the Skype icon within the system tray now, nonetheless, you’ll discover that it has a give up Skype possibility. That possibility is solely accessible for signed out customers, apparently.

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Just choose Quit Skype from the menu to terminate this system for good. Downside to the strategy is that it’s good to sign up to Skype once more if it’s good to use it; not an issue for customers who use it a couple of times a yr, however an issue for customers who use it repeatedly.

Closing Words

It is quite fascinating that Microsoft’s Skype staff modifications the century previous perform of the shut button. While Microsoft is not the primary firm to do this, it ought to have added an possibility to shut Skype to the appliance because it is a a lot requested function by customers of the communication software program.

I do not know why Microsoft determined to take away all exit choices, a minimum of the seen or pure ones, from Skype. What is your take on that?

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