Ctrl G function

Sorry if it’s been asked before …

I have a file save dialog open in some app
I press ctrl G and focus switches to the location currently open in explorer
I save my file there

This process only works with a few file managers …

I want to understand how it works -

  • does file explorer use some register to record which directory it is currently pointing at?
  • does listary monitor the current directory focused inside explorer

ctrl G is maybe my most loved function of Listary. It affects which file manager I choose in WIndows


PS I have not so far been able to find a way to mimic this function in linux systems - still trying!