How to disable the new Chrome bookmark dialog

The latest Google Chrome update (42.0) wasn’t particularly pleasant for me. Trying to bookmark a site, instead of the usual interface I got this abomination:

What’s wrong with it? Well, I have more than five thousand bookmarks sorted into some few hundred folders. The new interface, by listing no more than four lines at a time in the folder selection dialog, makes the bookmarking business a major pain:
Fortunately, there is a way to disable this mess. Go to chrome://flags (clicking on this link will not work, but you can right-click on it, copy the link and paste it to your address bar manually) and set the Enable Enhanced Bookmarks to Disabled:
Relaunch Chrome and the good old interface for people with more than a couple of bookmarks is back:

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  • John Carroll

    Thanks. Very helpful.