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For questions both about the built-in editor for this site and also for question about preparing posts using different programs.

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Feature request - but it woudn't be a feature, it'd be a blessing - editing panel and preview side-by-side - fighting lag on large answers!

I've only done a few questions here but already it's grinding on me. Why can't we have the writing-answer panel and the preview panel side by side, rather than below, this means for big answers I can'...
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MathJax editing updates beta

There have been a lot of complaints and bug reports about the state of the $ MathJax $ editing experience all around SE lately. We've heard you, and with a lot of help from the kind folks from $ ...
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MathJax: better way to prepare a Math.StackExchange question?

So right now, to write up a question for Math.StackExchange, I use Firefox to come here, say I'm going to ask a question, and start typing in the box (like I am now). The only way I have to test ...
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Let's get MathOverflow's “Citation Helper” here, too!

MathOverflow recently received a brand-new toy: a citation helper that adds a new button to the post editor to allow references to journal articles (and more?) to be added to posts quicker and easier. ...
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I'm not shouting, I'm just easily distracted

This site has a warning about all-uppercase posts, which works for both question titles and post bodies. The problem is that on the body of a post it is triggered prematurely, even by the first ...
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Can we have the suggested questions' titles parsed by default?

The suggested questions' titles here are not parsed: I find this a bit odd, because they are indeed parsed in other scenarios, like this: Why aren't the titles parsed when suggesting questions? I ...
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WYSIWYG for math formulas?

Is there any website or tool that allows you to create math formulas visually which can then be pasted on this website? I'm looking for something like the equation editor in Microsoft Word or Google ...
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Latex editor suggestion

It takes me lot of time to type problems and answers directly. It would be of great help if anyone can suggest me any good latex editor so as to type answer and problems faster. Thanks in advance!!
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When asking/answering a question on this site; Is there a way to fix the page in place so that you only see the displayed output as you type?

I am a touch typist and would like to know if there exists a way to type a question\answer with all the necessary formatting without the page automatically scrolling back up to where you input the ...
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How can I deactivate the Ctrl+M shortcut in the editor?

On my keyboard, I programmed CTRLM to be something special, and always when I press CTRLM when I ask a question on Mathematics Stack Exchange, an "Insert Citation" appears! How can I deactivate this "...
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MathJax WYSIWYG Editor

I originally enquired about this at https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/162664 but misconstrued Bakoma-TeX as a Mathjax editor. Please advise if anyone objects to this question. Barring Bakoma-TeX, are ...
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Finding MathJax mistakes (or general mistakes) in your (soon to be posted) question/answer more easily

Often when I post a question or answer which gets a little bit longer and I make a mistake somewhere in this post, I tend to find it fairly difficult to find the spot in the text/code where I want to ...
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Bug in math.stackexchange MathJax editor

When answering a question the editor sometimes pops up an image which covers the line one is trying to edit as seen in the image below. Has anyone else encountered this problem? My usual fix is to ...
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Programs that display maths symbols like this site to type a maths assignment

I am searching for a program that uses the same sort of language as this site that I can type up maths assignments on. I downloaded MikTex (once I installed it, the only program I could find was ...
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Using LyX to write answers for posts

Whenever I want to write a solution to a question I write it in LyX. Then I go the the code (I can see it in the bottom of the page) and I copy-paste it into the site. There are small problems with ...
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Are there any plug-ins or software programs (preferably free) that you use to generate MathJax equations and edit them? [duplicate]

It's taking me a very long time to ask questions and respond on here, just because I'm having a hard time figuring out the syntax... Do any of you have suggestions?
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Double mathjax when asking

I have been getting double mathjax recently when asking questions, and only when asking questions. It renders correctly on the preview but just makes my input box look weird. I use the latest version ...
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MathJax snippets for editor?

Often when typing lengthy equations in answers, I want to align them properly. This can be easliy achieved with a \begin{align*}...\end{align*} block, but typing ...
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Firefox plugin to show edit and preview panels side by side

I have installed a Firefox plugin many years ago that used Greasemonkey to allow to show editor and previewer panels side by side on MathExchange (maybe other Exchanges as well). After I reset ...
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MathJax bug in tag wiki edit

I have suggested an edit on the tag wiki of circulant-matrices, based on a related tag wiki for hilbert-matrices. While typing the code, I observed that \\ is ...
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Auto MathJax Code Generator on Stackexchange.com [duplicate]

Is there is any websites or software which is used to auto generate Mathjax code which helps in writing on math.stackexchange.com or any other StackExchange websites?
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Introducing a delay for updating the post preview box

When typing up or editing a question the completed version is shown in the box below. When editing this means that the whole text is constantly being refreshed which is just plain annoying. Would it ...
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Integration support for Mathcha

My current workflow is: looking up symbols through detexify typing math expressions into this editor scrolling up and down between the editor and preview box to make sure output looks good. I think ...
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How to write question on MSE offline?

I have recently downloaded MathJax-2.7.4 and successfully render test htmls in folder test. Then I save the webpage https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/ask offline to write question. But when I ...
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Trouble in editing answers and comments. [closed]

For some time now, trouble occurs when editing answers and comments. The automatic spell checking no longer works properly. For example, below is a screen copy of what appears when I am typing. Many ...
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Where I can keep a draft

I need to make private drafts, so I can post a question after I have it chewed, clarified. The question: Is here a way to make a draft, and keep it private? If the answer is no, then I ask for that ...
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Mathjax word processor [duplicate]

Question: Is there any word processor like google docs or Microsoft Word that uses Mathjax. My mathstackechange account is still timed out and I want to start forming/researching a question I'm having ...
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Live preview is not available

A few minutes ago, I posted a question on MSE and noticed that live preview is not available when writing a question. I would like to ask if other users have encountered this problem too. Thanks!
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How to increase service/traffic, a set of suggestions

(1) Make it possible for a teacher to register and monitor a class. As a teacher if I could find out the activity of my students on this site then I could encourage them by giving extra credits etc. ...