How to remove Skype icon from Windows taskbar?


I'm unable to remove the Skype icon from the Windows 7 task bar (while I'm signed in). Even after unpinning the program, it the Skype icon is still present?


  • Open Skype.
  • Click on Tools > Options > Advanced > Advanced Settings
  • Uncheck "Keep Skype in the taskbar while I'm signed in".

  • Click on Save to validate.
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