Every time I restart my computer, Skype (5.5) loads, logs in and opens a window. I discovered how to make it load minimised:

  • Find the Skype program files folder(C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone)
  • Create a new shortcut
  • Modify the target to read /secondary /minimized
  • Find the Windows startup folder
  • Delete or move the old Skype shortcut out
  • Move the new shortcut in
  • Run Skype, select View -> Compact mode
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