Can I use "go" to say:

Please first select a default folder by going to Tools > Options > Home Folder

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    Seems okay. "go" is used in computing. I don't think there is an issue.
    – Varun Nair
    Dec 29, 2015 at 12:25
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    It is perfect! You can also use navigate to or navigating to in your context: Please first select a default folder by *navigating to* Tools > Options > Home Folder There is no problem with "go/going to." :)
    – Usernew
    Dec 29, 2015 at 14:35
  • Or "Please first go to a default folder by selecting Tools > Options > Home Folder".
    – user3169
    Dec 29, 2015 at 21:10
  • "Start by going to" is Tech Support 101, Ahmad!
    – lurker
    Dec 30, 2015 at 3:47

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Yes; "go" is often used in this way. However, it's probably clearer to say "select" or "navigate to" in the case of menus in software.

Side note: If you are the creator of the software using this menu, may I suggest making a settings dialog which is accessed via "Edit -> Preferences" or the like? Or (even better), since these instructions seem to be for something the user should do once (setting a default option), perhaps you could prompt them to do it when they open the software. (Something like "Please select a default folder.")

  • Thank you for your advice, yeah I could ask them to select one, or I can select a default directory myself (for example MyDocuments) and let them change it!
    – Ahmad
    Dec 30, 2015 at 6:34

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