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I have installed the Skype-App for Windows 8 and a friend logged in first with his account. Now I want to log him out to log in myself with my account but there is no Logout option. I tried to uninstall and then re-install the app but then my friend is still logged in with his account.

How can I log out from the Skype-App for Windows 8?

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Your friend logged into your account? What exactly is your question? –  Ramhound Oct 29 '12 at 21:22
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In the future, you should create a separate account for your friend. –  SLaks Oct 29 '12 at 21:23
    
@Ramhound: He's asking how to re-log-in as the correct Skype user. –  SLaks Oct 29 '12 at 21:23
    
my question is: how can i log out at the skype app –  Paedow Oct 29 '12 at 21:23
    
There should be an option to switch which account you log into. –  Ramhound Oct 29 '12 at 21:27
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While using Skype press Win+C (charms bar) then click Settings and in app Options you will be able to logout.

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I got the newest version of Skype app, but no such option? –  Matsemann Nov 2 '12 at 18:29
    
It only shows up if you are already logged in, otherwise you won't see it. BTW: I'm using the latest version too. –  vhanla Nov 2 '12 at 19:52
    
with my version of skype it also works (i dunno which version i have -.-) –  Paedow Nov 3 '12 at 0:05
    
Will this also unlink Microsoft and Skype accounts that have been linked, or just allow you to log in with another acc? –  Matsemann Nov 3 '12 at 10:13
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This only works if you are logged with a local windows account. –  Simon Feb 9 '13 at 21:22
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The Skype account has been linked with your Microsoft Account. At the time, there is no way to remove this link.

Found this on Skype forum: Unlinking Microsoft Account

Please contact Skype customer service as they can help you unmerging Microsoft accounts that were merged with a Skype account incorrectly.

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I think your answer belongs to this question: superuser.com/q/557991/153816 –  Paedow Feb 27 '13 at 2:05
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Why is Skype for Windows 8 always on? explains that you can't, because this way, Skype can be used as a phone.

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Only way I've found to effectively "sign out" is to kill the application. Hit Win+X to open the administrative context menu, choose Task Manager, then locate Skype in the list of processes and end it.

You can't sign out of Skype without signing in as someone else so once Skype has started you have to kill the application or reboot the machine. vhanla's gif shows you go to options to sign out but that "option" is now under profile. Seems the Skype metro app has a ways to go.

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this one worked for me :D –  Joyal Nov 23 '13 at 10:25
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