viewing friends' skills

Just wondering if anyone has any tips on how they view their friends’s skills (so you know who to invite to what event). Do you leave their windows open all the time (which gets in the way of everything else) or do you open, click the skills tab and then close them over and over again (which is annoying but seems to be the best way to view them)? Any other ideas? I really like the game itself, but I’m not playing that much because of all the clicking I have to do. It’s so repetitive.