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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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When ordinary text follows MathJax … why does it encroach?

Why do the first characters of ordinary text immediately following MathJax get jammed into the last characters of the MathJax? This behavior is not documented, which means to me that it is ...
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What font type is used in this site when using \$…\$? [duplicate]

In order to replicate font in microsoft word, what font type is used in this site to make the symbols like $f$ $x$, what font type & size & Format to use in microsoft word 2013 to replicate ...
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How to type exact sequences. [duplicate]

I want to post a question related to a proposition on exact sequences from the book by Atiyah. But I don't know how to type an exact sequence here in MathJax. I have seen few worked out complete ...
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Simple way to color Latex equations [duplicate]

Is there any simple Latex code to color mathematical equations? to color background. or to highlight a part of the equations. {\bg{color}{equation}} or {\bgcolor{color}{equation}} to color one ...
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Voice to Math Symbol Conversion

May I take liberty to suggest regarding the topic.. After Jeroen's query I tried out basic Google voice inputs; it indicated user voice route was at all feasible. Anna so gracefully shared her math ...
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How to write this symbol in Mathjax?

How to write this symbol in Mathjax? I'm already familiar with \Bbb{N} code but prefer the above symbol! Is it possible to depict it using Mathjax?
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Number sets symbols in Mathjax [duplicate]

How can we write number sets symbols using Mathjax? For example what's the code for Natural numbers set? I couldn't find that in a vast of Mathjax help documents,and the only one I found doesn't work: ...
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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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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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Can bounty description use MathJax and MarkDown?

When offering a bounty, it is possible to add a custom message. Does this message has to be plain text? Or can we use similar formatting as in the posts? (I.e., MathJax for mathematics, Markdown for ...
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Is there a command in MathJax to make therefore symbol?

Can anyone please tell me if there is a command in Mathjax to make three dots in such that they resemble vertices of a triangle, Basically a $therefore$ symbol. Usually I refer to this site if i need ...
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Adding equation number in MatJax [duplicate]

Is it possible to assign numbers to math equations as we do in routine Tex format ? I feel quite awkward when I have to refer certain equation in my question, it could be quite useful if there there ...
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Slanted fractions in MathJax

Are slanted fractions supported in MathJax? None of the tricks shown here appear to work.
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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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Why are (most) spaces eliminated in \mathrm formatting? [duplicate]

Why does this: $\mathrm{The quick, brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.}$ result in this: $\mathrm{The quick, brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.}$ Note ...
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Disable display math in comments

It's possible to (ab)use MathJax display math in comments to make them look like full posts: (Screenshot courtesy of Patrick Hofman, from this meta.SE thread.) It turns out that it would be ...
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How to do a underbracket with Mathjax?

This is the formula that shall be achieved: The code from TeX: ...
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TeX equations not rendering the not-equal symbol correctly

My answer uses \neq but it doesn't work. I tried other ways but it didn't help. Am I doing something wrong or is it a bug, i.e. does it work in questions and in ...
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“Math Processing Errors” on empty \overset and differences between preview and answer

This answer revision has an expression which displayed correctly in a prior Mathjax version, and also displays correctly in the edit window, but displays as [Math Processing Error] in the answer. ...
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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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MathJax formulas appearing twice

I am having a similar problem as in this previous post. Just recently, ALL MathJax formulas started appearing twice in my browser. However, unlike in the linked post, it happens every time I load ...
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Doubled MathJax (including in Google search)

I noticed in the past year or so that there was a change in the MathJax that results in every MathJax equation being doubled, one being an image and one being a text-based rendering. Usually one of ...
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Multiline hidden text with align environment [duplicate]

Is there a way to use >! for hidden lines with the \begin{align*} ... \end{align*} environment? I can't seem to get it to ...
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MathJaX spacing in Safari (OS X)

Since MathJaX got updated on MSE, I experience a lot of trouble with the spacing following formulae.See for example the spacing following $\dot C$ in the following picture. The period following $\...
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MathJax broken in “Related” section

The MathJax/LaTeX rendering seems to be broken for question titles in the "Related" section. Example from Show that 1 + $\lambda$ is an eigenvalue of $I + A$: (Observed with Safari and Chrome on ...
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How can I draw a tree like this?

I want to draw the following tree in a question. But, I don't want to upload a picture. Can anyone tell me how to do it using MathJax?
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MathJax editing updates beta

There have been a lot of complaints and bug reports about the state of the $ MathJax $ editing experience all around SE lately. We've heard you, and with a lot of help from the kind folks from $ ...
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MathJax editing preview improvements userscript

There have been a number of issues recently with how MathJax interacts with the editing preview code: MathJax preview bug MathJax not rendering in previews Problems with losing MathJax formatting ...
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Where can I find help to typeset mathematics (from the editing help page)?

I found once an instruction how to typeset mathematics on this site, now I came back to ask a question and could not remember it. Thus I pressed the ? button, to ...
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How do i get the mod function from the Mathjax [duplicate]

How do I get the mod function from the Mathjax I am unable to get the mod function from the Mathjax tutorial please help thanks in advance .
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$\tilde S$ is not always getting correctly rendered.

When I wrote $\tilde S$ in an answer it was rendered correctly, but when I wrote the same in a comment, it looked like just an $S$ with a horizontal bar over it, as if I had written $\bar S$. And ...
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Can I use “pure” Greek letters in MathJax? [duplicate]

By pure Greek letters I meant \int_γ f(ζ)\,dζ instead of \int_\gamma f(\zeta)\,d\zeta Visually they are almost identical. ...
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Is it possible to put a system of equations parallel to the matrix?

$4T_1-T_2 - T_4 = 30$ $-T_1+4T_2 -T_3 = 60$ $-T_2 + 4T_3 + T_4 = 70$ $-T_1 + T_3 + 4T_4 = 40$ Is it possible to put the above system of equations parallel to right side of the below matrix? $ \...
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How to type log functions to a specific base using the math exchange [duplicate]

Say, I want to type log3 to the base 30, which LaTeX command should I use for it?
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Hover (question preview) box doesn't support TeX

On my setup it appears as though the limited preview rectangle, which shows as a pop-up when the mouse hovers above a question and contains a text excerpt of the question's main text, doesn't support ...
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Software causes incorrect placement of punctuation [duplicate]

"weights proportional to $a_1$ and $a_2$" means the weights are $ca_1$ and $ca_2$ In this expression, $a_1$ and $a_2$ are in MathJax (as are $ca_1$ and $ca_2$). What happens is that if this whole ...
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Problem with the Mathjax loading in previews?

I've been editing for a while today and yesterday and I've noticed that Mathjax isn't loading quite right. It loads but it's ridiculously slow. Nothing has changed on my end with either OS or browser. ...
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Cumulative misalignment in fractions in comments

In this comment, the fraction $\frac{(2n+2)!}{(n+1)!}$ is misaligned. I repeated the same input in a second comment underneath the first, and the alignment gets even worse there. Here's a screenshot ...
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Unable to use bmatrix

I can create a matrix in parentheses: $$\pmatrix{5 & 6 \\ 5 & 6}$$ but not in square brackets I can create a matrix in parentheses: $$\bmatrix{5 & 6 \\ 5 & 6}$$ Why is ...
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How to change the default MathJax renderer on Math.SE?

It's easy enough to right-click a formula and change it to something else like "Common HTML", but as soon as I reload it reverts back to "HTML-CSS"... how do I change the default renderer?
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Problem with printing of cases statement on overview

I just noticed that this question has some printing issues on the overview page that has to do with a \begin{cases} statement.
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θ vs. $\theta$ - What is preferred? Unicode or MathJax?

In the edit queue, I've seen some improvements of non-MathJax code into MathJax. However, some Unicode characters were untouched and they were actually displaying fine. Are there downsides in using $\...
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Keep getting garbled text when there's Latex

Chrome on Macbook Pro 10.11.3. Getting this often. One time it went away with a refresh, it usually doesn't:
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Why can't I see any mathematical text/latex?

I've used and browsed through this site for the last couple of years. I recently asked a question and when it posted, any latex I used won't show up to me. It also won't show on any other questions on ...
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How to draw a diamond shaped commutative diagram using MathJax? [duplicate]

I have seen the answer to this question. However there it only shows how to draw square shaped commutative diagrams. Can someone tell me how to draw a diamond shaped one? That is how can I draw one ...
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How to left-adjust display-mode MathJax. Or is it not feasible?

Is there a way to align MathJax display-mode expressions on the left margin?
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Draw circles on mathjax

How can I draw a small circle in mathjax? I know that I can do it with \bullet that gives: $\bullet$ but I want it more big, can I do that? I tried ...
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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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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 ...