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Feature request: LaTeX preview in *comments*

I would like to request that a preview be generated when writing comments, the same way that one is generated when writing a question. This is particularly relevant in math forums where LaTeX ...
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Can I put formula numbers in a question or an answer?

Suppose I'm writing a question like blah blah blah $$a=0$$ blah blah blah I want to put (1) at the very right of the line that has $a=0$. Can I do that?
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Where to report MathJax bugs?

TL;DR: What is a suitable place where to report MathJax bugs? I mean the bugs which seem to be issues with MathJax in general - not specific to this site or Stack Exchange network. Often some ...
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How does MSE do live previews of MathJax?

How does MSE do live previews of MathJax? I need this for my own site. I am not a JavaScript developer but I can copy / paste some code into the right place. I'm using Bubble to create a learning ...
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Using \$ \$ when typing matrices

I have this matrix: $ \begin{pmatrix} a & b \\ c & d \end{pmatrix} $ and I want to show a new user how to type this, by adding \$ \$: \$ \begin{pmatrix} a & b \\ c & d \end{pmatrix} ...
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Provide \degree symbol in MathJax

A while ago I posted an answer to the MathJax tutorial meta question about the right way to write a degree symbol. The latest edit (with which I'm not really happy) discusses, among other things, the ...
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How does one add missing latex commands or see all available commands in math exchange site?

I wanted to write the \underbar in the [mathexchange site][1], but it wasn't possible when using \underbar{}. Is it possible 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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Can I use Mathematics Stack Exchange's MathJax for uses different than those intended?

I am participating in the IYMC and need to type some answers. As a member of this site for $9$ months, I find myself much more comfortable typing in MathJax than in Microsoft Word. So I hope that I ...
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Is it a bug that over/under braces vary in size for same-size expressions?

In this question on the Puzzling Stack Exchange, I wrote this answer with some Mathjax, but it formatted a little weirdly. Here is what I wrote: Some unecessary information, blah blah blah The ...
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How to perform a line break? [duplicate]

I entered text with line breaks in the body but it doesn't show in the question.
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Lower-case blackboard bold displays inconsistently

Lower-case blackboard bold (\mathbb) letters display inconsistently for different users: for me, they display (incorrectly, I assume) as plain Latin font. See ...
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How do I do dot inside a letter?

A First Course in Complex Analysis by Matthias Beck, Gerald Marchesi, Dennis Pixton, and Lucas Sabalka Ch9.1 Circle: $C[z_0,R] = |z-z_0| = R$ Disc: ...
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Bug in arrays within display-math mode

In this recent answer, I needed to define a set with several defining conditions, as follows: $$G(p)=\left\{f:S\to S\left|\, \begin{array}[l]\bullet f\circ p=p\circ f=f\\ f\mid_{\operatorname{Im}p}:\...
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Possibility to access the code of people's comments

Very often I enter the edit mode of a post just to copy-paste some parts of it, often to get a sample of some MathJax complex syntax. It may happen every once in a while that you want to do that with ...
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Slow scrolling because of MathJax

I was scrolling through the answers of this question of mine and the cursor hanged frequently. It even took time to load the content. Even while typing comments, my laptop hanged and the speed was ...
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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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Adding MathJax for new user versus adding a comment

Forgive me if this is a dupe. It happens frequently that new users post questions without using MathJax (either using Unicode, ASCII, an image, etc.). Sometimes, I see experienced users comment ...
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copy written text in Microsoft Word into stack websites [duplicate]

I wrote a mathematical equation in Microsoft word and now want to copy it into math stack exchange but it doesn't work and give me wrong format. for example: (total-0 correct edge)/total which ...
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long delay in MathJax rendering on a certain page

When I edit this answer, it takes ages to render the MathJax, quite unlike on other pages, where it's a matter of a second or two. When it does render, the big eqnarray* equation is on a single line ...
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Transforming numbers in a matrix structure into color squares

Suppose we have a matrix of numbers $$\begin{matrix} 1 & 3 & 2 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ \end{matrix}$$ I would like to ...
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Typesetting the Dynkin Diagrams with MathJax

I just posted a question where I typeset the $E_6$, $E_7$, and $E_8$ Dynkin diagrams using MathJax: $$ E_6\; \begin{aligned} &\>\bullet \\[-1ex] &\,\,\mid \\[-1ex] \bullet-\bullet-&...
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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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How to set name above a part of a matrix? [closed]

I want to create the matrix that is shown in the image, and my code is: ...
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How to label equations on the left with mathjax?

In a proper TeX environment, one can use preamble to set the equation labels (tags) on the left for the entire document. There are also tricks to do this locally. On the webpage here, sometimes a ...
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Can custom TeX/MathJax commands be defined by default for a site?

Recently SE.QuantumComputing started private beta (bit of a misnomer, as users can join freely), and we started a $\mathrm{\TeX}$-tutorial Meta discussion like the one found here at SE.Math. Since ...
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How to fix the protruding lines in a MathJax table?

$$ \begin{array}{|c|c|c|} \hline &A&B\\ \hline X&1&2\\ \hline Y&3&4\\ \hline \end{array} $$ Code: ...
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Mathjax: \pmod {a\over b} renders differently from \pmod {{a\over b}}

I'm surprised that $\pmod {a\over b}$ renders differently from $\pmod {{a\over b}}$ $\pmod {a\over b}$ vs $\pmod {{a\over b}}$ ...
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How to leave lines in between `>!`?

I'll get directly into the question. When I do something like: >! (Some text) >! >! (Some other text) It appears as: How would I get these to ...
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Why is there a character limit for mathematics post edits?

I am seeking to fix a very small (but significant) typo in summation indices for this answer. In particular, in the last two equations of the post, the summation should start from $i=1$ instead of $i=...
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Cannot find how to write infinity [duplicate]

I am new here. How do I write an infinity symbol above summation symbol. I do not know how to write formula on this site. How do I write series formula? I could figure out how to write summation, but ...
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Is it okay to “edit” questions just to look at the MathJax?

I'm pretty new to MathJax, and one way I've been trying to learn is to click on "edit" for posts that use features I would like to learn. Then I just click "cancel." The last time I did this, I got ...
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MathJax isn't loaded into the comments; browser Firefox

As the title says MathJax isn't loaded into the comments in Firefox (but works fine for the answers!). Does someone else has the same problem? How to fix it? (Everything works fine in Chrome.) This ...
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Is it possible for me to rotate symbols and operations?

I wanted to rotate $\Box$ $45^\circ$ clockwise to make a diamond. At the time, I did not know there was a diamond command $\diamond$ and $\Diamond$ and $\diamondsuit$ and even things like $\not\...
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Mathjax offline quick latex rendering

I would like to have a real time latex renderer, so I can make a youtube video with a screen recorder and a mic, teaching how to solve a math problem, while I type latex, and the screen shows both my ...
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How to change horizontal spacing in arrays?

$$ \begin{array}{lcr} & \text{A} & \\[-0.1cm] & | & \\[-0.1cm] \text{C} & \text{B} & \text{D} \\[-0.1cm] & | & \\[-0.1cm] & \text{E} & \\ \end{array} $$ How do ...
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How do you tag without brackets? In particular, how do you tag boxes?

How would you tag boxes without brackets after completing a proof? For example, I needed to prove that $$\forall m, n \in \mathbb{N}\cup \{0\}, \ n^{2m + 1} \equiv -1 \pmod {n + 1}$$ I proved this by ...
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mathjax doesn't render in the review section [duplicate]

I recently went to see what is in the queue of the "Suggested Edits" and I saw this: first I thought that it was just '$' placed wrongly, so I went to edit this myself and saw the following: this ...
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Should I add MathJax formatting to posts with plain text math?

I personally have noticed a lot of posts were all of the math is written in plain text and have tried my best to fix change them, is this even something that I should even be focusing on, or should I ...
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Challenge: can you draw the following triangular diagram?

I've been struggling to draw the following triangular diagram: Can I do it in SE or should I forget about it? Ideally the line for $f'$ should be dashed.
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What is the best way to write a long sentence or paragraph using Roman typeface?

First of all I am not very sure if my question belongs to this site. It can get downvoted or asked for deletion. My apologies beforehand if this is the case. I often encountered the necessity to ...
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Question on proofs with text-&-LaTeX images

Two days ago, I saw a stochastic process question which contained images that could be completely $\rm\TeX$ified. Based on several related questions found on this site, I think those images should be ...
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Left-align denominator in MathJax

I want to be able to create an example of modus ponens using MathJax, in the following form: $$\frac{\begin{array}{l} \text{If it is raining, then the grass is wet} \\ \text{It is raining} \...
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Is it proper to give MathJax suggestions in comments?

Frequently, I see users--often users with some $>1$ amount of reputation--who, while using MathJax, have some fairly annoying flaws: for example, $pi$ instead of $\pi$ or improper use of curly ...
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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 rendering error in Review | Suggested Edits? [duplicate]

Sometimes I edit a question to format the MathJax correctly. I submit the edit, and everything looks good. I get the notification "Thanks for your edit! This edit will be visible only to you until it ...
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Can the site-design be improved to be more welcoming to new users?

I think that the design of MSE could be more welcoming to new users. I don't know how much effort it would take and of course that should be considered. My view is as someone who is relatively new to ...
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MathJax Style: It is acceptable to include a period at the end of a block formula?

Is it acceptable practice to terminate a block formula with a period like this... Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque blandit arcu orci, gravida accumsan sem ...
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How to make slash going through two digits?

I want to try make it slash both of 2 digits. For example if I do $$ \not{7}$$ it will slash that 7. What to do for $10$ or bigger numbers? Edit: $\require{cancel} \bcancel{10}$
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How to draw a commutative diagram on math.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

I want to draw a rectangle commutative diagram, but I do not know how. The MathJax codes I find on the internet do not work here. I tried the following: ...