Just recently, I noticed that Chrome (not sure about Safari) doesn’t render the text inside of these previously hidden search inputs. I will probably update the plugin today or tomorrow, so the above demo may not have the hidden filters enabled – then check out this jsFiddle of the problem: http://jsfiddle.net/Mottie/Mjbab/1/
My only requirements are that the input has to become visible when the row is hovered, or the input gets focused. And, the reason `display:none` can not be used in this case is because the input can not be tabbed into when completely hidden, but it can be when it is set to `visibility : hidden`. I think this is only a problem with search type inputs, but I’d like to keep them as search inputs because of the “x” that clears the entry, but I’ll give that up if it’s my only solution.