Questions tagged [markdown-preview]

Questions about the live Markdown preview of posts as they're being typed.

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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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Why not add the title of the question in the preview while writing it?

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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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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MathJax preview broken when equations contain `\label`s

One can use \tag, \label, \ref and \eqref the usual way ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to use display math mode in hidden text?

I sometimes like to use the ability to hide text when writing an answer, but I've noticed that when I try to write something in display math mode (i.e. maths wrapped in double dollar signs), it doesn'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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