I've tried to reproduce this consistently, but I can't. I've noticed, about 10 times now, an occasional bug in the search box in the top right. I think my steps are:
- I click into the search box
- I press CMD + A to select all the text (whether or not there is text in it: it's a force of habit)
- I type my search query. Only the single latest character typed is shown in the search box, and that character remains selected, as in the screenshot.
I'm in Chrome (31.0.1650.63, latest at the time of writing), on a Mac (OS X 10.8.3)
Edit: It's just happened again. I've noticed that I can press the left arrow key, which increases the number of characters allowed by one. Only one more character appears after a character key press, it becomes highlighted, and is replaced after every letter key press. The below shot shows this after several hits of the left arrow key + character.
Edit: I have managed reproduce this most (but not all) times, but using a slightly different method, not using CMD+A:
Go to a page with something in the search box, like https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/angularjs
Very quickly as the page loads, highlight the text in the search box from the right to the left
Then typing characters allows either a single character, or now 2, if they are typed in very quick succession.
Edit: Disabling all my Chrome extensions results in the same issue. However, if I use an incognito window, when not logged in, then I can't recreate it. Could it be something to do with my account?