After having to add dollar signs and format SI units countless times in the review section on Physics, I finally got fed up and wrote a script.{*}

It basically adds buttons/keyboard shortcuts to enclose the selected text in dollar symbols. (it does more, but that functionality is hidden for math.SE)

It's pretty useful in /review, and also a good shortcut when writing your own posts.

Here's the userscript. Installation instructions are there. (also bugs/feature reqs/whatever)

*With some urging from chem.SE.people, otherwise it was going to be indefinitely in my todo list :P

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Note to users who installed it before 5/5/12 (3:51 PM UTC):

The script no longer needs to be updated (most updates include the addition of more sites/buttons and tweaks like tooltips). It auto-fetches the updates now.

I suggest you uninstall/reinstall it to run this one-time update

How to uninstall:

  • Chrome: Settings>Tools>Extensions. Find the script and delete it
  • Firefox: Open the GM settings and remove the script

Then re-install normally (click here)

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Installed. Looks nice. Thank you. –  user21436 May 5 '12 at 19:54
    
great! be sure to list it on stackapps.com?tab=scripts as well –  Jeff Atwood Jun 9 '12 at 12:00
    
@jeff it already is there, see main post stackapps.com/questions/3373/mathjax-buttons ;-) –  Manishearth Jun 9 '12 at 12:09

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