Platformio new project from the current working directory

I am using Platformio with VSC on Ubuntu. One thing that I am always struggling with, is how to create a new project in the current folder. Each time I try to create a new project, Platformio either tries to make me use the default location, or if I tick away the “use default location”, shows me a file explorer with a strange starting point.

Would there be a way that, when I create a new project, and tick off the default location, the default path is to the current working dir on which I had fired VSC?

PS: and same for the “open project” function.