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When browsing my messages, there's a big arrow near the bottom that I can only assume is letting me know that there are more messages off the bottom of the list. When I press down arrow, however, it only makes the "invalid action" sound.

Is there something I'm missing, or is that arrow not indicating there are more messages?

Private Terminal Screen

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Which system are you on? Anyways, the messages down there should be ones you have already read. – MrHealthy Mar 10 '12 at 1:26
@MrHealthy I'm on PC – Dave McClelland Mar 10 '12 at 1:33
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I'm fairly sure in this case that it means you do not have any more messages to read, despite the arrow blinking. When you have more messages than will fit on your screen, then you get a red scroll bar on the right hand side which you can click and drag to move. I've highlighted it in the screenshot below.


This shows my messages scrolled to the very bottom of what I have received. When I hit the bottom, the arrow at the top appears letting me know there's more up above. Given the lack of scrollbar in your case, you likely just don't have any more and it's blinking because that's all there is on the screen.

I'd like to note that oddly enough, despite the mouse scrollwheel working elsewhere in the UI (like the Journal and Codex), it does not in this case, and requires you to click and drag.

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There is a bug with all such menus that causes the arrow to appear if there are exactly as many items in the list as the list can accommodate. – kotekzot Mar 10 '12 at 1:40
I noticed the same thing in the 360 version. As soon as you get at least one more email, it should clear up. – MBraedley Mar 10 '12 at 4:13
This does seem to be the case. How incredibly silly – Dave McClelland Mar 10 '12 at 19:03

Usually that arrow means you have more messages, but I think in this case it's incorrect - the email you have highlighted is the first one in my list, except for one that is regarding my KoA promotional items.

I have more mail than what fits on one page, and when I scroll down past the first page's worth, the arrow moves to the top.

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Seriously? How non-intuitive is that? – Dave McClelland Mar 10 '12 at 1:33

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