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Matrices do not render in preview

Why does this example: $$ \begin{matrix} 1 & x & x^2 \\ 1 & y & y^2 \\ 1 & z & z^2 \\ \end{matrix} $$ no longer render correctly, at least ...
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Does this matrix look like a matrix to you? It doesn't to me

$$\begin{pmatrix} a& b& c \\ d & e & f \\ g & h & i \end{pmatrix} $$ Here what I'm seeing What is the work around for this issue?
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Online preview display of answers/questions works only in the first round of editing in MSE

It seems I am experiencing a bug when working in MSE for some weeks. When I edit my answers/questions for the second time, the online displayer does not work on any devices (i.e., I cannot see any ...
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When Writing a New Question, Continuing with Ask Question from Previous Content, Math Formulas Do not Render, Even after Draft Preview. What to do?

Below is the Example with $x^2$ as it appears in the browser correctly after considerable time. More complicated question texts often do not render at all correctly. Example: $$ x^2 $$ The code for ...
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preview doesn’t reflect actual appearance of post when links are on one line seperated by <br> tags

In my answer at Summing a binomial series that arose while counting functions, I listed some related questions like this: ...
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MathJax is suddenly rendering very slowly and incorrectly in the preview in Firefox

As of today, if I try to edit any of my answers or questions on the main site in Firefox, MathJax renders very slowly and incorrectly in the preview. Some lines (which look fine before I click "...
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Double column when editing a post

I'm still not clear on the use of this part of Stack Exchange but since there is the "feature-request" tag I think this is the right place to ask this question (which is actually not a ...
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\{, \}, \| and \\ need an extra backslash to be rendered correctly in math when composing a new question in MSE.

When composing a new question iver in math.stackexchange, some symbols need an extra \ (backslash) to be rendered correctly: ...
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Editing a post does not show the edited title [duplicate]

When I edit a question, a preview of the edited content is shown, which makes it easy to know if I'm doing this right. But: when editing the title of a question (e.g. replacing "Z" by "$...
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MathJax preview works incorrectly in Google Chrome.

A couple of times now, I have drafted a question, only for the automatic preview to completely mangle the MathJax. Examples: I expect $\{X\}$ should display as $\{...
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Piecewise Equation Formatting Issue in MathJax Preview

I am composing a question involving piecewise polynomial equations, but the preview formatting isn't coming out how I expect. Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong? The notation I'm using: ...
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Can no longer quickly preview LaTeX on MSE

It used to be that every time I wrote a question, the LaTeX in the preview would almost instantly compile. As of this week, I have to wait several seconds before seeing it appear. Nothing on my end (...
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Table rendering in preview but not in finished post

At a question just now the user was having trouble with the table he formatted not appearing correctly in the finished solution view. I don't know where to check for these reports first other than ...
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Answer preview in MSE not appearing

Whenever I am going to write an answer or edit someone's post, I am not able to see its preview under the answer writing section in MSE. Why is this happening?
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Edit preview window is not displayed, possibly IP specific

For the last few days, I have been missing live edit preview windows on math.SE. The same bug occurs on multiple browsers and multiple machines. It does not occur on other SE sites, e.g. matheducators,...
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Backslash-dollar in "code" format renders with two backslashes

"Code" formatted text in Markdown is indicated inline by putting the text between backquotes, or by indenting the text at least four spaces. In the two examples below, I have typed a single ...
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Corresponding highlight when editing MathJax

When editing a complex formula, it is easy to get lost in a sea of MathJax code. The suggested feature is, when editing posts with MathJax: (1) When a portion of a MathJax code is selected in the edit ...
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What do you do when, in editing with MathJax, what you see in the preview is OK but the result is all messed up?

I tried to edit this answer. When the preview looked OK, I saved the edit, but the actual outcome was a mess. I tried various workarounds, but each time the result, despite a good preview, was worse ...
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Escaped braces do not render in post preview

I am having troubles in mathjax escaping braces with backslash while on math stack exchange using firefox version 72.0.1. Although it the escaped braces render when the question is posted, they do not ...
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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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MathJax very slow in questions that are closed

MathJax redisplay is very slow in the preview pane while editing answers in closed questions. Redisplay that normally happens in under a second can take up to $5$ times longer. Not too infrequently ...
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How do I preview my post before posting?

How do I preview my post before posting? I do not find any preview button.
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MathJax rendering in preview but not in actual post?

So I just passed the 2,000 rep threshold this morning and, eager to try out my newfound powers of automatic editing, I went ahead and looked for the first post I could find that could use some ...
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Font size in new theme?

Is there something funny about font size in the new "theme", or is it a problem at my end or what? These days when I write/edit a post the preview looks the same as always. Then when I "save edit" ...
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Viewing markup of question/answer/comment, of one for which is editing is not allowed.

Is there a way to see the markup of questions/answers/comments for which editing is not allowed? This answer says to right-click and select Show source. It looks ...
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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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MathJax preview does not work when editing from review (or when editing a deleted question)

Hardmath's earlier bug report made me take a closer look at the way MathJax works when editing a post from preview. Or, rather, the way it currently doesn't work. While investigating, I also noticed ...
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MathJax renders badly when editing from Review Queue

This has been plaguing me for some time, and I wish I'd asked about it before. I often try to "fix" math formatting for new users when I come across their posts in the Review Queue, posing hard to ...
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Is it possible to spoiler multi-line mathjax?

I can't work out how to do it. This: >! $$a=b$$ >! $$b=c$$ >! $$c=d$$ Produces this: Whereas this: ...
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Why not add the title of the question in the preview while writing it? [duplicate]

Sometimes I don't know if the $\LaTeX$ used in the title of a question I'm writing is correct. Why is not added the title preview of the question when one is writing it to avoid typos? Just like it's ...
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Preview unusably slow recently

Until recently I was quite pleased with the responsiveness of the MSE editor field: preview (and thus typing) seemed to be proportional to the number of formulae input, but something happened and now ...
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Feature request: Turn off MathJax's instant rendering without a bookmarklet

I was typing an answer, the moment I inserted some Latex, the input's text would lag behind my typing to an unbearable extent. This was because the website was trying to re-render my input on every ...
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How to fix botched title edit?

I edited the title of this question to remove the \displaystyle in the title, but, in the process, I deleted a brace. As a result, it won't compile; but the edit ...
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Need preview windows on mobile platform

Maybe this is a duplicate of some other questions, but why do we not have preview windows like another exchange site where I post answers (or if we do have them, how to access them)? Such windows ...
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MathJax not rendering in previews

As of today, when I type an answer, things in MathJax don't get rendered in the preview. What's going on?
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Problems with losing MathJax formatting previews while creating question or answer

I've tried searching the site, but couldn't find anything that answers my question. Whenever I'm creating a new question or answer and I'm taking a while to type it all out since I'm still learning ...
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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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Can Math SE rearrange the textbox and the preview box into two column? [duplicate]

Can Math SE rearrange the textbox and the preview box into two column? Like the following figure. I think it is more convenience for use.
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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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Typesetting issues: The map from preview to published post is not isometric.

I’m not sure if anyone is encountering this problem with the latest version of Mathematics Stack Exchange. It always turns out that whatever appears in the preview window as I type a question or an ...
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Latex preview on question title?

Almost every single time I type a question I end up having to go back and edit the title due to no latex preview. Obviously you can write the title in the body first to check it but it's very easy to ...
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Only view MathJax in preview on button press

Could there be a selection box / button just below the editing box, and before the Markdown Preview to enable / disable the MathJax. When I was editing a question, I was finding it quite distracting ...
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Where did my answer go?

I just answered my own question, Calculate the probability of n of the same event happening first, then edited the question to clarify it and my answer disappeared!
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Where did preview and formatting controls go? [closed]

Every once in a while I want to post a question or an answer and the controls are missing and the preview area never populates. In fact, this is happening to me with this question right now. Here's ...
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MathJax preview broken when equations contain `\label`s

One can use \tag, \label, \ref and \eqref the usual way ...
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On question titles

Today I saw an $odd$ $looking$ italicised word in a question title. It turned out that the OP was using double dollars as opposed to the usual stars. So I edited their title. In doing so I discovered ...
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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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Extreme slowness when posting an answer

Edit 3: it happened again this morning (Jul 7, 2013): slow TeX rendering in short answers. But everything is fine again now... Edit 2: I have just tried to edit the same answer again on the same ...
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Nothing showed in the preview window

I am new here and things here are still new for me. My friend got in trouble in posting a new question. He is new here too. And when he wanted to edit a quesiton, we found that nothing was showed in ...
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MathJax makes preview flicker

When using quite some TeX (or using a slow computer), every time the preview of the post you're writing is updated (and MathJax reloads), the preview flickers. This is getting very annoying. It's a ...
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