Minimizing Skype to Windows 7 System tray

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Here is an example of the problem that I am talking about Skype Minimized to Windows 7 Taskbar, not on the System Tray

Skype Minimized to Taskbar
Skype Minimized to Taskbar

But now I will show you how to Minimize Skype to Windows 7 Syatem tray / Notification Area

Step 1

Run Skype

Run Skype
Run Skype

Step 2

Go to Tools > Options

Select Options from the Tools menu
Select Options from the Tools menu

Step 3

Select the Advanced tab

Go to the Advanced Tab
Go to the Advanced Tab

Step 4

Now Uncheck the option that says “Keep Skype in the task while I’m signed in“.

Uncheck "Keep Skype in the task while I'm signed in"
Uncheck “Keep Skype in the task while I’m signed in”

Step 5

Press the Save button. And from now on Skype will be Minimized on the Windows 7 System Tray rather than the Taskbar.

 

Skype Minimized in Windows 7 System Tray
Skype Minimized in Windows 7 System Tray

To Minimize Skype to Windows 7 System Tray you will need to press the Close button. Press the Minimizing button will minimize Skype to the taskbar and press the Minimize button will Minimize Skype to Windows 7 System Tray.

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