In QGIS attribute tables there is a blinking cursor when editing data in tables. This is a very helpful feature that makes the orientation esp. in longer attribute values quite easy, or even just possible as well:
In ArcGIS 10.4 I miss such cursor (not necessarily blinking...), and it is mostly impossible for me (apart from counting the cursor-left-keystrokes) to predict where a character is going to appear:
I must miss some settings (table appearance, font-size?).