Were you evert able to get a response to your query about deleting names from your contact list? I have tried to edit my contacts and drop many of the land line contacts and have no way to do it. Delete Contact is gray and unusable. If you did have success on an answer, please let me know. I am using a Mac, so don't know if that is the issue or not.
Oops. Apologies. I inadvertently marked this post as having been solved. It isn't. Again, my apologies!
Now that I've aired my clumsiness...
It may be that you've chosen to allow Skype to access your Address Book. If that's the case, you'll be unable to delete them except by choosing NOT to display Address Book contacts in Skype OR deleting them from within Address Book. If that's the case, you'll find Show Address Book contacts in Skype's General preferences. If it's selected, untick it.
I'm using Skype 22.214.171.1245 on my iMac running Snow Leopard. I've unticked the Show Address Book. When I blocked a couple of users they did indeed dissappear from the top of my contact list. My list of contacts one month old or older however seems to be permanently written in stone. I don't want to see them there. Lots of them are spammers and solicitors of sex. I've blocked them, but I can't get rid of them.
I am not able to find skype preferences , can any one help ?
I want to delete the entire contents or selected ones if possible , but cannot figure out-
I just bought a subscription "premium " a live chat was included , I am not able to find the live chat ,
Please help -
I'm also unable to delete any contacts. I select the contact, but the option to delete is grayed out; hitting delete does not work. Mac 10.6.8; Skype 126.96.36.1998. CAn we please get a Skype tech to help us? Its very frustrating.
I am having the same problems with people soliciting "whatever"... I want to get rid of their names in my contact, but it seems impossible? has anyone found the answer to the problem yet?
Skype version: 188.8.131.528
MacBook Pro: Lion 10.7.2
This is what worked for me: Go to skype. Click on contacts (the little blue book icon on the left). Select the contact that you wish to delete (the contact gets highlighted in dark blue). Click on the contacts tab (not the blue book, but the gray bar up there), then click delete contact.
You can only delete a contact that is selected/highlighted.
Sorry for my lack of technical terms.
Select the contact, then COMMAND, SHIFT, DELETE