If you are using Google Chrome, you may have noticed that Google switched the Done and Remove actions of the bookmark dialog recently in the browser.
Chrome users may click on the bookmark star icon displayed in the browser's address bar to bookmark the page.
Doing so bookmarks the page right away, but it opens a dialog as well which gives users options to change the save location of the bookmark, its name, to edit it in detail, or to remove it again.
The order of actions of the add bookmark prompt was Edit, Remove, Done up until recently.
If you open Google Chrome right now, and start to bookmark, you will notice that the order has changed. Basically, what Google did was swap the Done and Remove buttons of the dialog.
This is a problem for users who clicked on done whenever they added a bookmark using the bookmark star icon of Chrome, as they may now hit the remove button instead if they don't pay attention.
This means that the process adds and then removes the bookmark again in a single process.
If you bookmark a lot, and don't pay attention to that process, you may end up without bookmarks until you realize that something changed.
It is unclear why Google made the decision to flip the done and remove buttons of the add bookmark dialog. Since Google did not mention it when it released new Chrome versions, all that we can do is guess the motivation.
It seems unlikely that Google did so to annoy its own userbase; the most likely explanation is that Google believes that the new order makes for a better workflow, or improves the process in general for the bulk of users.
There does not appear to be an option to reverse the change at this point in time.
This is not a "the world will come to en end" type of change, but it is certainly annoying to a subset of Chrome users (who use the bookmark star regularly to add bookmarks to the browser).
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