1. TheSteve87's Avatar
    So i received the email from microsoft suggesting to install the "new" desktop edition of skype because the modern app will stop working from july 7th and i did.

    The problem is silly but still... i want skype to run in background without having the window always open on the taskbar, but i haven't found an option in skype settings. Anyone knows if and how this can be done?

    I'm running Windows 8.1 btw
    06-19-2015 04:45 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    On desktop systems (non-tablet) I do not use an App. Instead I stay logged in to my Outlook mail box and see notifications on that browser tab. Skype is a sidebar in my inbox. Skype for Outlook.com - Video chat & call all your contacts from your inbox
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    On desktop systems (non-tablet) I do not use an App. Instead I stay logged in to my Outlook mail box and see notifications on that browser tab. Skype is a sidebar in my inbox. Skype for Outlook.com - Video chat & call all your contacts from your inbox
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-19-2015 06:33 PM
  4. watchaa's Avatar
    You have to run the .exe of the program in compatibility mode (XP or Vista)
    Right click on the .exe of the program > properties > compatibility
    Then the program will be in notification area only, not in taskbar when reduced 😉
    TheSteve87 likes this.
    06-19-2015 06:36 PM
  5. TheSteve87's Avatar
    thank you, this actually worked!

    EDIT: i was too quick... it stays on the tray but then it freezes when i try to shut it down, won't close. i'm going to try other compatibility settings
    Last edited by TheSteve87; 06-30-2015 at 09:16 AM.
    06-30-2015 09:01 AM
  6. watchaa's Avatar
    I abandoned Skype...
    07-01-2015 11:57 AM

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