Re: New Ubuntu user, and I can't change the directory in the terminal
Just because it's a terminal, doesn't mean you have to type everything
Type the letters "cd", press the spacebar, and then drag the desired folder to the terminal. (it will fill in the whole path of the folder). Click on the terminal again to bring it back to the front and hit Enter.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.