How to Stop Skype from Starting Automatically on Mac

If Skype app opens automatically when you start your Mac, you can disable this by following two simple methods mentioned here.

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After Skype released its 2.7 version for Mac, a lot of users have experienced an issue of Skype starting automatically on their Mac. This is quite irritating as you want to begin your day with some positive and eye-soothing background picture on the desktop.

Whenever you start your system, it takes some time to open all necessary apps and programs; in between, Skype’s appearance eats up some extra time of yours. A pop-up is mind-numbing especially when you are expecting an app or a program to open.

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How to Disable Skype Auto Start on Mac

Skype uses the general system startup Settings instead of having separate preferences for the app. If you wish to stop Skype from starting automatically on your Mac, we have listed two simple methods.

How to Disable Skype Auto Start on Mac

Step #1. Launch Skype on your Mac → Go to the Dock.

Step #2. Right click on Skype icon in the Dock while holding Ctrl key.

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A menu will swipe up with some options.

Step #3. Uncheck “Open at Login” option.

Check Open at Login in Skype on Mac

Next time when you start your Mac, you should not see Skype automatically starting.

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There is another method to stop Skype from starting automatically on your Mac.

Step #1. Click on Apple logo on the left corner of Mac → Click on System Preferences.

Click on System Preferences on Mac

Step #2. Click on Users & Groups.

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Click on Users & Groups in Mac System Preferences

Step #3. Click on your account name.

Click on Your Name in Users & Groups in Mac System Preferences

Step #4. Click on Login Items.

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Click on Login Itmes in Mac System Preferences

Step #5. Remove Skype from the list by clicking on Minus sign.

Remove Skype from Startup Apps on Mac

This will stop Skype from starting automatically on your Mac.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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