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Can you copy paste tex code from the question without going the “view source” route?

I have searched for this but did not find anything relevant. I was wondering if I can just copy latex code from the OPs question while typing my answer without looking at the html source code in my ...
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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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TeXification is too aggressive, or “How to enter a dollar sign?”

The current TeXification function is too aggressive. The current behavior is that, any text between two dollar signs in a single element will be formatted as a TeX formula. this excludes any ...
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How to type questions and answers with MathJax quickly on Android?

I am an Android user and I normally use my mobile phone to access Mathematics Stack Exchange. We all know that typing TeX using mobile devices is not an easy task. My question is "is there any special ...
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old \def definitions linger

It's possible to use \def, and it usually works. However, there's a problem in that the definitions stick around and there seems to be no way to get rid of them ...
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Mathjax not working

When viewing equations on this site, I see only LaTeX markup. Why are equations not rendering? Javascript is enabled on my browser, so MathJax should be working? Using Chrome on Mac.
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Is it possible to draw a diagonal arrow in a commutative diagram?

I have read the question How to draw a commutative diagram? but as far as I'm aware, the amscd package doesn't have a way to draw diagonal arrows. Is there some other package we can use to draw ...
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TeX Rendering via HTTPS

I am curious, has anyone been able to get mathematics stack exchange to display TeX correctly when using HTTPS? TeX does not render for me when connecting via HTTPS but does when connecting via HTTP ...
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Show LaTeX syntax in “How to Format” box

I think you need to show the syntax for LaTeX formatting in the "How to Format" box when writing a question or answer. I just mean showing how to surround in $ or <...
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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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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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Is it possible to edit bounty messages?

The reason I ask is because I have a bounty question which is completely ruined as the sidebar covers the question. This has happened because of an error in the $\LaTeX$ in the bounty message which ...
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Strange MathJax quirk, and why it happened

I just encountered the following when editing a question: This is how I ended up with what I had: Start with $sin(t), 0<=t<=pi$ (without the quotes that I ...
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How do I not embrace the root of my mathjax problem?

When one has a $$problem$$ in order to get to the $$\sqrt{problem}$$ it's sometimes a good idea to get some confidence by embracing those parts of it one already knows $$probl\underset{\overbrace{...
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Blockquote button interaction with MathJax

Here is a bug which has bitten me a few times now. Suppose I type something like ...
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Writing answers - slow rendering + CPU load

This is the same issue like the one presented here, only now with a more powerfull machine. The fact that preview is generated instantaneously makes it hard to write longer answers. Sometimes, even my ...
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MathJax not rendering correctly on full site on mobile.

When I use mse on my phone I always use the full site because personally I hate the mobile one. This has been a good experience before and I had no problem with mathjax rendering latex incorrectly. ...
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MathJax and Android's Chrome bug

This is what I see on Chrome 35.0.1916.122, Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), Nexus 5:
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Hot network questions incorrectly use MathJax [duplicate]

This is the converse of http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/10570/title-formatting-of-latex-in-stackexchange-hot-questions-list. I noticed that when on Math.SE, MathJax can screw up the ...
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Remember own LaTeX commands [duplicate]

In my LaTeX writings I always use the same abbreviated commands, since many years. For example, I use "\z" for "\langle" and "\x" for "\rangle", or "\fr" for "\displaystyle\frac", and so on.. Is it ...
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Signature of comment on a new line

This is a report about a problem which occurred in the comments to Double Integrals. user6312's comment contained some latex code. I guess he forgot to type a single $ sign with the effect that ...
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Feedback on Google Charts for TeX processing

We have implemented google charts TeX processing based on John Gietzen's grease monkey script which from our perspective works pretty well. There are a few advantages to using google charts: They ...
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How to write plus-minus sign in MathJax? [duplicate]

Plus-Minus. Means a quantity of same magnitude can have either a positive or a negative value. As commonly found in square roots such as $$\sqrt[2]{625}= +-25$$. Here is an Wikipedia SVG-example ...
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New line within MathJAX

$P(E) = \dfrac{\text{ 1 choice for C1 } \times ... \times \text{ 1 choice for C(k - 1) } \times \text{ 1 choice for C(k) } \color{red}{\times N} - k \text{ choices for C(N - k) }\times N - k - 1 \text{...
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Will MathJax render LaTeX in a username?

Is MathJax only applied to Q&A parts of a page or will it also get rendered in displayed user names?
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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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MathJax bug upon page refresh

When entering this answer, everything looks good. Editing and saving also work fine. However, when I refresh the page I get $\color{red}{\textit{[Math Processing Error]}}$ for the line tagged $(3)$. ...
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Allow TeXification in <code> tags.

Some special characters, e.g. *, _ and \ have special meaning in Markdown syntax, but these ...
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How to write math equation with auto numbers

I can write a math equation as below: \begin{equation} \begin{cases} 2x+y-3=0 .... (1) \\ 3x-5y+7=0 .... (2) \end{cases} \end{equation} In this example, the equation number is added manually, is it ...
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Automatic line breaks with the new CommonHTML renderer

The old HTML-CSS renderer was configured to allow automatic line breaks in long formulas: ...
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Searching for mathematical expressions

I got this question a few years back in an postgrad interview and it had me stumped until the interviewer suggested the trick to it. I solved it again just now on paper and wanted to check my answer. ...
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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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LaTeX does not render on a user page after navigating using page numbers or changing the sort criterion

The title describes the problem pretty well. I will use Sivaram's user page as an example, since his question and answer titles have a fair bit of LaTeX in them, but I am seeing this problem on all ...
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MathJax formulas hidden behind text

I have noticed that MathJax formulas are sometimes hidden behind other text and not properly displayed. I observed this only when using HTML-CSS as MathJax Renderer. (For other options the same ...
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MathJax “jumbled up” in the activity tab of a user

I have noticed questions with long MathJax expression in the title get "jumbled up" when I look at the activity tab of some user - in the part listing the most recent questions and answers. (Maybe ...
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“Math Processing Errors” in the Close as Duplicate Preview

I see plenty of "Math Processing Errors" in the close as duplicate preview:
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LaTeX not rendering with exact duplicate in review

I have come across the following. When reviewing an "Exact duplicate" under the "close votes" the LaTeX doesn't seem to render at all when clicking the supposed duplicate. Is this a bug or is it just ...
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When will Math.SE support the `\begin{xymatrix}` environment?

I have seen the following two questions on meta: http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/3360/xymatrix-commutative-diagrams http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/2324/how-to-draw-a-...
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Mathematical Alphanumerical capital I symbol

I'm looking to type this that I saw in a pdf document. However, when I google the mathematical alphanumerical symbols on Wikipedia, it has symbol styles for other letters, but I seems to be reserved....
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How to typeset longer $\Rightarrow$ with text under it using MathJax?

I don't know how to typeset the $\Rightarrow$ with the text under it as shown in this image? I know that \xrightarrow{\text{substitution}} gives rise to $\xrightarrow{\text{substitution}}$ but when ...
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Certain comment contents break LaTeX rendering for the whole page

I commented just some minutes ago on this question, and every post in math.SE returned a [Math Processing Error]. Not only for me, but for every other user. What is going on with this question. I ...
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A possible bug regarding MathJax, previews, and the arctangent/tangent functions?

For context, I was making a tweak to GReyes' answer on this question, just cleaning up some formatting with the trigonometric functions. Specifically, I was turning ...
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Reverted diagonal dots [duplicate]

At a certain point I had to write $\ddots$ reverted. I tried the \reflectbox{$\ddots$} but I got no success. Is there any alternative to write this symbol here in MSE? Thanks
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How do I change Math Renderer for MathJax?

In various posts on meta I have read that various math renderers can be used for MathJax, such as HTML-CSS, SVG, etc. See, for example, What is the difference between the 3 math renderers? How can I ...
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MathJax and iddots / udots or reflectbox

I wanted to actually sketch a matrix and needed the flipped version of $\ \ddots\ $, but I can't find a way to do it. Tried reflectbox iddots udots and all the crazy stuff you find somewhere at TSE. ...
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MathJax \cancel not working

Why isn't this working? $\require{cancel}$ $ \cancel{x} $ I copied it directly from "Crossing things out" on MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference EDIT: It's been fixed
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Do questions with LaTeX in titles appear in Hot Questions?

I haven't seen any questions in Hot Questions (HQ) with LaTeX in titles. Maybe there aren't many popular questions with LaTeX in titles or maybe I never thought about it when I saw LaTeX in HQ. Or ...
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How do you typeset Dynkin-like diagrams with MathJax?

I just posted a question where I typeset the $E_6$, $E_7$, and $E_8$ Dynkin diagrams using MathJax. It looks alright to me, by I'm worried the alignment will look off to users viewing the post with a ...
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MathJax not rendering in comments and post preview

The problem with comments seems to have resolved itself. If we used the "show x more comments" link, the MathJax would become unrendered in all comments on that page. However, this is either ...
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Are picture environments not allowed in MathJax?

In a WordPress blog post of mine I used the following LaTeX code: ...

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