Mathematica 11.2, Windows 10
Problem: I am (perpetually) working on my lecture notes, adding graphics produced by Mathematica. Obviously the notebooks I created for this purpose are in the same folder as the TeX source and such.
I am constantly in need of saving new graphics and updating old ones. When I click
Save Graphics As it often happens that I am pointed at some folder from an earlier session or whatnot. Occasionally I have seriously misplaced some graphics, now I have learned to look more carefully. But having to change the folder feels very unnatural to me.
I am also switching between projects, and therefore also folders. Actually I have one large folder for handling calculations related to Math.SE! And I need to jump from that folder to some other and back a few times per week.
It is even more annoying, when I am exporting graphics/animation, and need to somehow recall how to type in the absolute path of the folder I want.
How can I configure Mathematica to behave the way I want it here? That is, make the folder of the current notebook the default folder for all saving/exporting?
I checked out the menus. Nothing promising under
File. There is
Edit->Preferences, but nothing there looks related. Where are the rest of the user configurable settings?
Update: The posted answer has good and useful suggestions, and helps me in other ways. But it did not solve the problem with the mouse operation
Save Graphics As. My uneducated guess is that this is because I want to configure the FrontEnd to also default to using the folder of the notebook.
Update 2: I posted this query at the Wolfram support forum. Other users there suspect that the default folder may be decided by Windows. That suggestion prompted me to ask a related question at SuperUser.SE.