How do I change ConEmu settings such that always when I open it, it will start the cmd in a directory of my choosing instead of the default ConEmu folder?
In addition to the answer by Bruno Pereira.
1) Another way - create new task with "cmd" in Commands (if not already created) and add following into "Gui args" field of task properties, and choose this task on startup page (radio "Specified named task")
2) One more example - run shell like (Startup -> Command line)
Another real easy way that worked for me was to open up the Properties of the ConEmu shortcut (in Windows) and then edit the "Start in:" field as shown in the image below.