Photoshop: Why is the History panel recording "Save" steps?

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In Photoshop CC, when I save my document, the save action gets recorded in the history palette. This really messes me up if I ever go back to an earlier history state and save before moving my history back to the most recent state, and I can't think of any reason as to why this functionality is there.

For example I often will switch between different history states to compare versions of a design. If I save while I am looking at an older history state, then all the newer history gets wiped out.

Sometimes I will go back to an earlier history state, and then "Save as" to save out a version with a different file name. Now if I do that, I lose all of my newer history.

I lost a lot of work on a couple of occasions before I got used to this new change.

I can't see any reason why this would be an intentional feature. Is it a bug, or just some kind of oversight? Is there any way to turn it off?

Thanks!
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Because "annotating history states to show when I saved" was a very popular feature request.

If you jump back and forth, then you may want to enable non-linear history from the history palette.
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Looks like this was fixed in the latest version...working much better now!