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Registered: ‎08-05-2011
My Device: Storm 2
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Message Notifications - Red Asterisk


I currently keep all my app notifications in the Message folder including email, sms, Facebook etc. However I do not receive the little red asterisk on FB, BBM or Twitter applications.

I have notifcations enabled on the Message folder but they still don't work. Done hard reset, factory reset, security wipe etc and still not working.

Can anyone help with this please as I still get the notification under the clock on the home screen but I want my little red asterisk back.



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Re: Message Notifications - Red Asterisk

You have done this?
In your Messages folder, press the Menu key > Options > General Options > Display New Message Indicator = Yes ?

That should be all that is needed.

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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-05-2011
My Device: Storm 2
My Carrier: Orange

Re: Message Notifications - Red Asterisk

I have tried that to no avail.


It works fine with all notifications apart from BBM, FB and Twitter. Just really annoying as I want all my messages in the message folder rather than in different apps all over the place and at the same time want the red asterisk notification.


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