I just got strong-armed into upgrading to Oneiric by a notification that I'm about to stop receiving security updates for Natty. One of the (many) things I really hate about Oneiric is the way that many applications now default to using a "recent folders" pseudo-folder as the default location for saving and opening.

I really hate this and would like to disable it completely. It's inconvenient because when I'm trying to work in a single folder from within an application, I now have to perform additional mouse clicks to get back to where I was before.

I just want my file open/save dialogs to work the way they did in Natty. Any suggestions?

Currently using Ubuntu 11.10, primarily with the GNOME-fallback session (I also hate the bejeezus out of Unity), on a Sony VAIO, 2GB RAM, 2.2 GHz.