Auto Close Skype Home [solved]

August 25, 2011

Got so sick of the Skype Home window appearing every time I start Skype that I wrote an AutoHotKey script to kill it whenever it opens. Script has been turned into an exe for those trustworthy souls who just want the darn window gone. I suggesting adding it to your startup folder so it starts with windows.

auto-close-skype-home

For the more paranoid, and the do-it-yourself-ers here is the AutoHotKey script I write.


; Copied directly from http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/SetTimer.htm
; Example #1: Close unwanted windows whenever they appear:
#Persistent
SetTimer, CloseSkypeHome, 250
return

CloseSkypeHome:
WinClose, Skype Home
return

This will, I suspect, need to be translated to work on non-English locales. The script, icon and a copy of the executable are also available.

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