I have been able to diminish the number of crashes by using Robjohn's "rendering off" tab. That seems to fix it a little, since it seems Chrome crashes when compiling and re-compiling the code over and over when we type. It seems every new character entered forces a recompilation of the code that as been already been written.
False alarm: caused by chrome extension
I should have checked before what happens when I turn off all my extensions (or log into chrome from a different user). It turns out the culprit was an obscure Chrome extension I had installed called "Emoji Input by EmojiStuff.com" that was supposed to allow viewing certain emoji characters that I couldn't otherwise ...
This is being caused by the semantic enrichment (used in handling speech text and expression exploration). The enrichment is being confused by the vertical bar being used for "such that" in the set notation, and also for absolute values, and it is mismatching them. Apparently, it has moved the subscript from what it thinks is an open delimiter to what it ...
It seems that the crash can reliably be reproduced using the following method (supposing you have the ability to go into edit mode on an answer of mine).
Close Chrome completely.
Open a new Chrome window and go to this answer: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/498905/5531
Open up another window next to it and go to this Wikipedia page, where you will find ...
I had the same problem with Firefox on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. I could fix it by deactivating hardware acceleration of the browser (which is activated by default in FF). In Firefox, go to Options => Advanced and uncheck the hardware acceleration box.
I am currently using Chrome 19 and have used earlier versions without any crash problems. "It happens, in my experience, regardless of computer, Chrome, or Windows version." I use Linux; is it possible this is a Windows-specific problem?
If in your comment, your meant this comment, here's what I see (Firefox 13):
In particular I don't see any spurious hyphens.
There is an extra period at the end of the first line. But that is because you typed a period after the extra long equation. It may be slightly misplaced, but certainly not spurious.
To put the period at the correct place, you ...
That's fine, I can still see your expanded usercard (No need to panic about that previlege, I have just had only $300$ points today). I'm using Stands Fair AdBlocker on Google Chrome, I'm not sure if it also works on Internet, Firefox or which other ad-blockers.
Apparently, you have installed Website Logon Chrome extension. As far as I know, it is a legitimate extension, but it appears to either have a temporary malfunction, or to be incompatible with Stack Exchange logging in process. Suggestion: either disable the extension for this one site (if possible), or remove it altogether.
Update, taken from comments: So,...