I am finding it very irritating but maybe there's a way around it...
The Skype icon on my toolbar regularly has a number on it indicating either birthdays or messages or both. When i click it Skype opens as usual but there is never any indication on the contacts bar as to who has had a birthday or sent the message. This means that the only way to find out and to clear the numbers seems to be to click on the names in the contacts bar one by one until I strike the jackpot!
Is there any way to get the messages displayed or marked next to the person who sent it?
I have the exact same issue (Skype build 220.127.116.115 running on Lion). I hope someone can respond to this issue becuase it is annoying the @###@@ out of me.