Some times quite often I type messages to contacts and they lag for about 5+ mins before sending through, why is this happening? I'm not running anything with a heavy usage on at the same time as I talk.
This is NOT a fix or solution.
Please right click on the Skype Icon in your system tray and change your status to "Offline" for 5 seconds and then back to "Online".
This forces a status update of all your contacts in your conact list as well as a update of your status without the need to logoff/logon.
It also could be that the person(s) you are sending to have updated their online status as online, might be worth a try to have them try this at the same time you do, to see if there is any difference.
I've noticed terrible lag in the last month but it's getting worse, not just for me either but for everyone I know that uses skype.
Messages will sometimes not show up for 5 hours or more. As far as using it for text chat I think I'll be ditching it pretty soon