I believe the config option provide_pick_message_always is the closest thing available in WF5. Set it to Yes to enable seeing the messages. They will appear at the top of the screen, though. I don't think there is a way to get the messages at the bottom of the screen anymore.
In Reply to Doug Schaefer:
This week is my first serious work in WF5 (out clients are typically
slow to upgrade), so I'm finding little annoyances that I'm sure most of
you have already dealt with.
In WF4 and older, there was an area at the bottom of the window that
would show the name of the item that was highlighted on screen and would
update with the pre-highlighting. . I'm not talking about the message
area, but I'm not sure what it was called. It was very handy for
determining what you were about to select. If I hold my mouse still
long enough, I get a tool tip pop up with that info, but this was
In WF5 it's gone, how do I get it back?
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