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If you would like to stop Skype from opening and appearing automatically, every time you log into or start-up Windows 10, here’s how:

– Go to ‘Settings’ (type ‘Settings’ in the taskbar and select it).

– Click on ‘Apps’.

– On the ‘Apps and Features’ page, left-hand side, click on ‘Startup’.

– Switch the Skype toggle to ‘Off’.

To also stop Skype from carrying out tasks when you have not asked it to, go back to the main Settings page and:

– Click on ‘Privacy’.

– Left-hand side, scroll down and click on ‘Background apps.

– Find Skype and click the toggle to ‘Off’. 

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