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  • 23
    "Close, close... As long as you don't see it, it's good, right?"
  • 30
    That's not only a problem in skype
  • 42
    Dear user,
    There is a thing called settings.
    Go check it out.
  • 6
    Can't count the amount of times I've clicked on that expecting it to close.
  • 6
    The big boys use:
    ps *skype* | spps
  • 4
    I never used Skype
  • 1
    @ewpratten wow how've you gotten by?
  • 1
    @jAsE but..... You can change this behavior in the settings....
  • 7
    @Mephenor every messaging app does that. Slack, Discord, MSN when it was still alive. I find this very convenient.
  • 0
    @jAsE I agree with you :)
  • 10
    What you're actually saying with it is close the messaging window. Which it does. The daemon keeps running so you don't miss out on messages. You wouldn't want Windows to shut down all processes on your machine when you don't have task manager open 😃
  • 4
    @mzeffect Exactly. It's for freeing up space in the Taskbar. You might want to keep opened the chat windows in skype/steam/whatever without having the main windows opened or in the Taskbar. Or as for Discord, you keep the voice chat running. I see many benefits in it, the little tray icon needs just a tiny amount of space and is also capable of supplying notification icons and extra options.
  • 1
    It was an annoying default until I locate the settings................ I find the update nice though......
  • 0
    @theNox and what else it is ?
  • 2
    I think most of instant messaging apps do the same... Make sense, as supposed to keep working in tray, otherwise you close by mistake so many times and you'll stop get messages
  • 2
    Dear everyone, clicking on a blank space not recognizable as an UI control can't trigger an action.
  • 1
    Yeah.
    It closes the fucking window.
    Just what I fucking expect it to do as a dev.
    If you want to fully end it, end it.
  • 2
    1. you can configure that
    2. that button means close the window
  • 1
    You have to admit, it's a bit inconsistent and confusing, at least to the usual DAU, that some software stops running when closing the window, and some doesn't.
  • 2
    @jalebiBhai I think you misunderstood me
  • 1
    I used Skype for a couple months in 2011, but found it to be too unstable. I don't understand why it's popular.
  • 0
    it means close *window
  • 0
    @wgblondel yo wait rlly
  • 8
    Skype is spyware.

    I worked for Microsoft when they bought it, way before the NSA leaks. Skype's "encrypted p2p communication protocol" was covered in obfuscations, and Skype repeatedly said they could not comply with wiretapping orders because they had no access... that turned out to be a flat out lie.

    During the acquisition, I heard several knowledgeable people within MS say: "Something is not quite right with the Skype protocol". The code was such a mess that it's difficult to know whether Microsoft didn't fix it on purpose, or because they chose to not invest in it.

    Later it became known that the backdoor was called Project Chess. It gives anyone with the right master key access to your conversations and stored data, and functioned as a trojan into your local LAN.

    Microsoft chose later to centralize the network towards Azure supernodes without fixing the protocol, and all text and streams are recorded in unencrytped form in their datacenters for an undisclosed amount of time.
  • 1
    I agree, but there are much better ways to bring Skype to it's knees than a meme
  • 4
    Dear i dont fucking know who

    dont use skype
    done
  • 1
  • 0
    Since Video chat is integrated Discord makes both, TeamSpeak and Skype, obsolete.
  • 0
    @wgblondel was looking for this comment
  • 1
    I'm from sky team
    We reconsider about this button action

    😆

    I'm joking i hate Microsoft 😁
  • 0
    @devlife so how it behave your instant messaging app, on your desktop os, when you click x (or similar) on the window?
  • 0
    W..what is skype? /s
  • 1
    420 (upvotes)
    Nga, blaze it
  • 0
    @gitpull to all people that upvoted, I'd like how'd they had implement the X in an instant messaging app
  • 1
  • 0
    Bruh sooo true
  • 1
    If that closed the app, what would you do to close the window and keep it running in the background?
  • 0
    @SpectralKH that's what I'm trying to ask to all this smart devs, no response yet :-D
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