What were you expecting to happen, and what actually happened
When opening a chest, there is an option to salvage. When salvaging via this method, the game does not have a pop up in the top right that shows the resources being accumulated. There is no visual indication of such. Not even sure if it is giving the resources since the game gives no visual indication that it is, but it likely is and just lacks the visual.
How often does this happen? When did it begin happening?
100% of the time since the start of early access.
Steps to make it happen again
1: Open a chest with gear drops.
2: Salvage anything while in this menu.
3: There is no visual resource accumulation in the top right corner that is present in all other instances of salvaging.