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Skype For Business 16.2.145 automatically starts and sign's in when my machine starts.

The usual solutions for Skype don't work for Skype for Business. I cannot change this setting in the dock or in the app's preferences.

How do I change this setting?

marked as duplicate by nohillside Dec 20 '16 at 18:48

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    Have you checked system preferences - accounts - login items? – Rob de Jonge Dec 19 '16 at 1:08
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    @grgarside This is not a duplicate because I am referring to Skype for Business not Skype and that answer does not work for Skype For Business – TheLearner Dec 20 '16 at 16:39
  • @RobdeJonge thanks mate. Your answer actually worked. If you set it as the answer I will mark it correct – TheLearner Dec 20 '16 at 16:41
  • @TheLearner You just said it's not a duplicate, so I've re-opened your question, but now you say the login items solution works, which makes it a duplicate? – grg Dec 20 '16 at 16:44
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    The answer in the duplicated question does not work. The answer that @RobdeJonge gave does work. If you look at the 2 answers they both different approaches to doing the same thing. Sadly only Rob's answer actually works. What do you want me to say mate? – TheLearner Dec 21 '16 at 1:21

Check System Preferences - Accounts - Login Items and make sure it's added there.

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    This is correct, but to clarify for macos Sierra - if you don't want Skype for Business to open automatically go to System Preferences > Users & Groups > Current User > Login Items. If Skype for Business is listed, select it, and then click - to remove it. It won't start anymore. – dunxd Jan 28 '17 at 0:18
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    Doesn't seem to work. Skype for Business is not listed there yet is still launches on login. – Mihai Damian Mar 15 '17 at 13:01
  • It was listed for me, but not checked. I went ahead and removed it from the list, but that will probably not have any effect on it. – Patrick Jul 31 '17 at 13:34
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    So what I did was used terminal. Found it with launchctl list | grep skype. Then removed it with sudo launchctl remove com.skype.skype.shareagent. – Patrick Jul 31 '17 at 13:36
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    Of all the applications that I've installed this year, why is it not surprising that only Skype thinks it's important enough to enjoy a unilateral login startup... – Owen Aug 3 '17 at 5:49

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