I use Skype quite frequently and there is something that has bugged me for quite a while. I recently started looking around for a fix to the issue for a relative that also uses Skype. The problem is that Skype treats the "x" button (close) like the minimize button. IMO, This is horrible design but there is no reason complaining about it. What I would like to do (if possible) Is to override the default design for the close button so that it will actually just close the program without just minimizing it to the task bar.
They are currently using windows 7 home edition.
Information already found on the topic:
Edit: Had to remove one of the links due to rep. This is something similar to what I'm trying to accomplish. Kill applications that minimize instead of closing It doesn't look complete but I may be able to use what they already have to get some bootleg workaround running.
I attempted to resolve the issue using a fix that I've seen mentioned more than once on their forums. Tools < Advanced Settings < unclick "Keep Skype in the task bar while I'm signed in"
This has not worked for me (and others by the look of it).
Any workaround to make the button function as it should would be appreciated. I'm not looking for something like "Alt+F4" either. I would like to get this working without keyboard shortcuts so that the computer illiterate I'm fixing this for can get full functionality out of Skype without any extra hassle. I'm not sure if this is something that can be tweaked in the registry but I have no qualms making modifications to it if necessary.
Edit: Tyler and Ramhound brought up using right click/context menu from the task bar to close skype. I have already attempted teaching this to my relative and they have trouble comprehending right clicks.