Probably a basic issue, but still something that irks me and I can't find an answer online.

I want to change the default folder for saving new shapes/processing outputs from "last used folder" to "project folder" or "something in relation to project folder" - is this possible? If so, how can I achieve this?

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You can alter the default saving location through Options > Processing.

Overview of the options for the processing toolbox

This also allows you to specify a pre-execution python script which I assume could be written to set the save folder (details here: https://docs.qgis.org/3.10/en/docs/training_manual/processing/hooks.html)

This answer indicates you can grab the current project path quite easily: Retrieve path and file name of current QGIS project in Python

  • Thanks, probably I was just too stupid to use the correct phrase on google ^^
    – Erik
    Commented Jul 7, 2020 at 12:45

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