many of us get mad at the save dialog not starting out where we want it.
for me, the best solution is a dialog box extender. See our recent review here:
I noticed that just after I posted.
Thinking about it some more, that's not what I actually need.
I think there is a useful distinction to be drawn between working directories and storage directories. A working directory has access to all the tools you need for a particular task, any document in that area that you are currently working on and, ideally, nothing else. A workbench rather than a cabinet.
I only need to create files in a working directory, and every time I save one, it will be saved in the same directory until I am finished working on it and file it away elsewhere.
Hmm... The open/save dialog only annoys when you're dealing with files that haven't been located yet. Put a resource file in your working directory, open it (and therefore the associated program) change and save - no problem. Just like ROX, but the drag and drop happens before you open, not after you save.
Could a FARR alias find a file, copy it to a working directory and launch it from there?