ok, I get it ! This is standard browser behaviour that was triggered previously in retool, but is not anymore.
When going to https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/input/search and entering something in the field I get this:
so I get the clear button ! and it used to work in retool too (hence my “haha moment” )
So that is sweet, please do not remove this capability !
Now the problem is why is this not triggered anymore ? I tried to tweak the CSS properties in the dev tools, but could not find the reason.
(for the record, I use Edge Dev 86.0.615.3 (chromium) on win 10; Tested on Chrome 84.0.4147.135 and same behaviour)