Navigating Contacts and Chats
Are you one of those people who has just too many contacts and a humongous contact list on Skype? Are you having trouble finding the chat you were just in, but closed the window and now want it back? Here’s a little-known feature that we find quite handy ourselves to quickly find who/what we need.
You normally use the **Address Bar** to call any Skype Name or SkypeOut number. Just type in the name or number, hit the big green Dial button and the call is placed.
Here’s the trick — the Address Bar also works as an ultralight search tool. If you start typing a name, Skype goes through your contact list and matches what you typed with the names that are in your contact list, and automatically displays a dropdown with the matches. The same is done for recent chat topics. A maximum of three choices are displayed, so if the search doesn’t seem to find what you are looking for, there may have been too many matches — just keep typing and refining your “search”.
Now you can just click on one of the matches, or press the Down Arrow key and Enter. If it was a Skype or SkypeOut contact, that contact is highlighted in your contact list. If it was a chat, the chat window is opened.