I am running Mac OS 10.5.8, and just upgraded to Skype 22.214.171.1240; and it crashes every time that I click on contacts. What gives? It worked fine until the latest upgrade.
Thanks so much.
I just had this problem today and it went away.
I believe the reason is that in Mac OS X Mountain Lion, the contact book syncs with skype. So when you click on contacts it freezes to load ALL of your contacts in your address book.
After mine froze, I left it untouched for about 5 minutes, and my contacts all showed up.
Fixed the problem by patience and my contacts never freeze up my Skype again.
Hope this helps,
I also faced this issue. Version 126.96.36.1997 on Lion. It happened out of nowhere and the usual tricks didn't seem to resolve it -- deleting prefs and app support files.
I also finally just let it spin and eventually it resolved itself today -- but I think it took about 10 minutes. Perhaps it was related to changing my Facebook password or some other Facebook connect issue? I don't know, but it caused some serious hassles for me.
Anyway, for the next person who faces this: let it beachball for awhile in the contacts window, hopefully that will fix it for you.
Does it have to do with the amount of contacts that you have? Since together with facebook and skype, I have over 700, which might be the cause of the freeze.
I have 4500 friends on facebook, thousands in my contacts, and then skype contacts on top of that. It freezes up and doesnt respond. I've let it sit all day and still no luck unfreezing, just a wasted bunch of processor power.
Skype was good, until microsoft bought it.
I've been having the same issue and at first, I thought that my Skype was messed up. After reading the posts above, I just let my "pinwheel of death" spin until it was done. Its syncing with FB and it took roughly 3mins before it was back to normal. Just give the software time. Hope this helps!
Same problem here. I'm watching skype's network access as it leisurely loads some more contacts every 20-30 seconds or so.
This problem has made my Skype totally un-usable. Can you imagine having to wait 15 minutes to make a phone call every time you pick up the phone?
Skype has reached new levels of incompetence with this one...