Sometimes yes, or simply try to change your status to offline and back to online, what happens?
30-06-2011 14:56 - edited 30-06-2011 15:05
there are also times that it takes a couple of minutes for the contact list to update...
Yet, if the newly added contacts doesn't appear on the other computer after logging in/logging out/after a few minutes, you can try the Back up/Restore contacts option.
1. Login to computer 1 (where the new contacts were added).
2. Click menu Contacts >> Advanced >> Back Up Contacts to File. Save the file to your desktop or any folder you prefer.
3. Send the back up file to computer 2 (via email, removable drive, or any method you wish)
4. Login to computer 2.
5. Click menu Contacts >> Advanced >> Restore Contacts from File. Then look for the back up file you created and use it.
Changing the status to offline and waiting a few seconds before changing the status back to online, will do the same thing, without the need for any of that busy work.
I think that there is nothing wrong with giving out additional suggestion/instructions, so the user (as well as other users who may encounter the same or similar problem in the future) will have an option just in case the usual and easy ones don't work.
30-06-2011 15:19 - edited 30-06-2011 15:23
Agree, just making a statement that since contacts when added update the Skype servers when the contact is added, that there is no delay in getting those new contacts when using a status change to do so.
Going from a online status to an offline status and back to a online status, is virtually equal in Skype cloud terms, of logging in.
I have never seen in 6 years, using this method fail, afterwards to show your current contacts, unless one could not login during that same time, due to a Skype outage.
So, what I am saying is, if you can't get/see a new contact ("Which updates the Skype server as it was added") using a status change, as suggested, then you also would not be able to login after your method anyway.
30-06-2011 15:28 - edited 30-06-2011 15:43
You are very welcome.
There are 2 ways to delete your browser cache and browser history:
1. Use your browser.
2. Format your hard drive
I never mentioned that logging in/logging out or shifting to offline/online would not resolve the issue. I posted my reply as I remembered that there were some users in the old forum page that reported similar issues, and their contact lists were not updated even hours/days have passed. Just being proactive on my side.
I also never said that the suggestion I offered was easier and better than yours. I'm not here to compete with experts like you in the first place. Just to share what I know and what I feel that could possibly help.
Moreover, if you will notice, my English communication skill is very poor. But I feel that your comment of my suggestion, or at least the way it was deliver was a bit arrogant. Something that I don't expect a professional to show.
By the way, when they started this new forum, which by the way, itsmuch more diffiicult to navigate than the previous one, and the one before that, why didn't they allow you to carry over your previous posting history so you could find things. The way it is now, you have to search two forums.