i know, but the folder it defaults to is 'my pictures' if you dont choose where you want it. i dont want to have to search for where i want it, i just want to right click, name the picture and hit save and have it be on my desktop... no in between steps.
under it is a list of all the default places windows dumps stuff for your user id.
One of them is My Pictures. Double click the icon for that one and a window pops up. Change the directory name in the window from
%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures
All done. Close window and exit regedit.
PS Don't look around in the registry too much. You will find out that everything you've said, done or thought since your last windows install is recorded there for any geek who can access your machine to dig out.
On the left side of the open/save dialog there is the so called Places Bar. One of the default buttons is named Desktop. So it is just one click you save. IE remembers the folder during the session. So it is just one click for the first picture you save. Don't think this justifies too much of tweaking.
Leejend have you tried this yourself? Pointing two special folders to the same location can have unexpected results.
When I'm doing this (with the saving the pictures), I have a ton of windows open of all of these different programs. And, if you do drag the picture to the desktop, it brings the whole webpage with it. I only want the picture. Not the whole page. I did what they told me to do above, and I beleive I got it working...