Is there a way to make Macs save a default folder to save to?

Doju

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I use the CodeRunner app a lot, and whenever I hit save it goes to Documents. Can I make it save to say a specific folder within my Dropbox account? I'm working with a lot of new files if I'm doing an assignment, and it's rather monotonous to go through the whole path to that folder every time.

For example, I know that with automatic window sizing whenever you open it, you simply open the app, resize it, then immediately reclose it and the next time it will open to that size automatically.

Is there a way to do that in a similar way with saving so that it remembers my saving location each time I go to save a new file?
 

chown33

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Make an alias to your Dropbox folder.
Put the alias in your Documents folder.
Now you're one click away, when starting in your Documents folder.

Or you can put the alias in the Sidebar, under Places, and you're one click away when starting anywhere.


If you don't know what an alias is, choose the Help menu in Finder and enter the word alias as a search term.
 
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arjen92

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It depends on the program what your options are. A lot of programs go to where you last saved. From experience I know that Photoshop automatically goes to the folder where the original picture was stored.

I have several download folders for different programs. In their preferences you can set where they store the file.
Apparently you can set in Microsoft Word where to default save.

So I would check preferences if I were you.

If none of these options work, you could try to change the code of your program :p.

But another (pretty expensive) solution is DefaultFolderX.
You can set default folders for any program. (I think, I just scanned their website).
 

Doju

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It depends on the program what your options are. A lot of programs go to where you last saved. From experience I know that Photoshop automatically goes to the folder where the original picture was stored.

I have several download folders for different programs. In their preferences you can set where they store the file.
Apparently you can set in Microsoft Word where to default save.

So I would check preferences if I were you.

If none of these options work, you could try to change the code of your program :p.

But another (pretty expensive) solution is DefaultFolderX.
You can set default folders for any program. (I think, I just scanned their website).
Thanks a lot, I'll look into that. :)