If you type a long URL or add something to a long URL you have pasted into the address bar, the cursor may wander off outside of the visible part of the address bar. When this happens, you don’t see what you type in the address bar.
Steps to Reproduce
Easiest way to reproduce (although not very realistic, but it’s a reliable repro) is to open a new tab, and just writing stuff in it until you filled up the entire visible part of the address bar. Once you get to the end of the address bar and keep typing, you’ll no longer see what you’re typing.
More realistically: You paste a long link into the address bar (like: “https://cdn.media.ccc.de/congress/2017/h264-hd/34c3-9006-eng-deu-Implementing_an_LLVM_based_Dynamic_Binary_Instrumentation_framework_hd.mp4”). This URL is longer than the address bar, but scrolling does happen in this case, so your cursor will be at the end of “mp4” and visible. Now you want to add “?mirrorlist” to the end of the URL … but when you do, you can’t actually see what you’re typing.
You don’t see what you’re typing because the text doesn’t scroll.
The cursor should always be visible. If you exceed the visible area, then the text you have already typed should scroll to the left (in case of left-to-right input), so you can always see what you have just typed.
Reproduces how often:
Update Channel: Release
OS Platform: Microsoft Windows
OS Release: 10.0.16299
OS Architecture: x64
Reproducible on current live release:
Reproduces with the developer version i downloaded yesterday, and which updated itself today.