Mac OS 10.15.7, SL 7.0.30.
‘File → Export’. SL defaults to the project’s parent directory. Choose a new directory. Choose ‘16 bit’ export format. Select ‘OK.’
Choose ‘File → Export’ once more. Notice that the export directory has again reset to the project’s parent directory, and that the export format has again defaulted to ‘32 bit’.
It’s standard practice for software to cache export preferences like these over a single session, if not also across sessions for a given project. This way the user can simply hit enter twice, instead of having to re-navigate the dialogues every single time.
In particular, resetting the directory is non-native behavior on Mac OS. It’s jarring every time.