The trick I find with newer skype installs in Fedora 19 and 20 that you
have to click the blue "S" button, bottom left of the panel, then click
the red [Quit].
Sign Out leaves skype on and active and I cannot easily restart Skype
without ps aux | grep skype and killing the process.
CTRL+Q doesn't work on my Fedora box it leaves the process running.
I am suspicious that leaving it running by signing out or not, may leave
a back door open. It is Microsoft after all, so for me killing skype is
On Fri, Jun 06, 2014 at 05:59:09PM -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> So I have Skype on a f20 i686 system and actually USED it for a
> business call. I then quited Skype.
> But later I was looking into some things on the system and found
> that Skype still had a process running. I could not find it on the
> Gnome desktop anywhere, so I just killed the process. But I should
> be able to do this 'more normally'?
I don't use skype, so this is blue-sky guessing...
There are a lot of windows apps that hang around like that so it can
start faster the next time you want to use it. I'm guessing that MS
has made it work this way on all platforms, and that they consider
this to be a "feature".