When exporting a map to a PDF there should be an option to Open file after publishing. All maps must be (should be) QC’d once they are exported. Rather than navigating to the exported location the maps could open for review one the export has completed.
Microsoft Word already does this when exporting to PDF (see attachment). If checked, the user has the option to open the file automatically after export. If the box is not checked, the export will function as it does now.