Issues like this make you wonder if the coders & designers ever play the game. for example, how come there is no 'next' button to press so you can scroll through all of your active units? And how come there's no 'center' button to center the screen on the active unit? And there are numerous places where the text disappears way too quickly.
One of the reasons that I purchased this game is because they had the same development team that did Galactic Civilizations, which is my favorite game of all time. There are hundreds of little programming nuances in GalCiv that are missing in FE. If it's the same programming team, why?