Is there anyway to to prevent my new tasks from defaulting into the inbox. I would rather like to have it go to my specified folder.
Unfortunately, it's not possible to remove the inbox or make it not the default project. You're welcome to vote for the request to remove it in our Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/1101/
For now, as a workaround, if you always add tasks to a specific project, you could enter the project first and then hit the "a" key to start adding tasks within this project. You can even access a project without using a mouse by hitting / to bring focus to the search bar and then use the hashtag # to start looking for a project name. The auto-complete function will show you matches as soon as you start to type it in.
+1 for defining any other project as default place to add tasks