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In Mass Effect 3, I often find myself looking at the Journal screen to see what missions I have to do, and what systems I have to go to to do them. However, every time I look it seems to start in the middle of the list of completed missions and I have to scroll up to see the incomplete missions. This gets really annoying after doing it a few times. Is there a way to make the list only show incomplete missions or at least start with them on the screen when I open the Journal?

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Unfortunately, the journal defaulting to the mission Citadel: Improved Power Grid after completion is a known bug. As far as I know, there's no workaround, but as I'm not 100% sure, just leaving a comment. – FAE Mar 19 '12 at 21:22
@FAE Thanks for that link. I think I found a fix from it. – murgatroid99 Mar 19 '12 at 21:25

As FAE pointed out, this is a known bug on the Bioware forums. As documented there, this problem appears to be a bug caused by the "new" tag to not be removed properly from one of the quests. That means that choosing "mark all as read" should fix the problem. I tested this and now the mission screen starts by showing the top of the list as it should.

EDIT: It looks like this fix only works for a very short period of time, and it is not repeatable. A simpler but less effective fix, as mentioned in the linked forum post, is to simply sort by name every time you open the mission screen.

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Sorting is what I've resorted to. Faster and easier than scrolling up. – MBraedley Mar 19 '12 at 22:34

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