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Preview for titles for sites with MathJax

It would be helpful if the title could be included in the preview, since there is no way of knowing if the MathJax you have entered into your title is valid/does what you want until you actually post ...
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Mathjax spacing is wrong in scriptstyle \bmod

(This is mainly addressed to Davide Cervone.) a\bmod 3 renders correctly in display or inline normal size, but when I use it in a superscript it is not properly ...
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Maths in comments (again!)

As of april 2014, I still can't reckon how to insert LaTeX maths into comments properly. To post or edit questions is no problem to me, but I would like to quickly add comments with proper typing ...
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How can I use \newenvironment?

For example, let us say that I want to use macro to typeset matrices. Just in case I later decide that I want to somehow change how they look, I can then change it in one place - in this macro. ...
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Bug in rendering math in comments [duplicate]

I recently left a comment here containing the equation $$\sigma(i_1\;i_2\;\cdots\;i_n)\sigma^{-1}=(\sigma(i_1)\;\sigma(i_2)\;\cdots\;\sigma(i_n))$$ but the last $\sigma$ is broken, displaying instead ...
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Why we can't see suggested edits rendered in latex before approving?

I've noticed that when viewing suggested edits there is an option to show rendered output but it doesn't actually show what the edit will look like after latex has been compiled. I realize there is ...
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MathJax: How to number and reference multiline equations?

I'd like to number multiline equations and reference them, à la MathJax's Align and Gather environments. Can this be accomplished? If so, how?
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Why does not $a < b$ render here?

On the MathJax demo page, entering a &lt; b results in $a<b$. This is consistent with MathJax documentation. On Mathematics.SE the behavior is different: $a ...
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No subpixel smoothing in MathJax

I have no subpixel smoothing in MathJax, in FireFox 28, 29 and IE 11 under Windows 7. Prevuously all was OK. I suspect this happened due to a Windows update. In other texts in FireFox and systemwide ...
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Loading MathJax from Google Cloud Storage

I use Windows XP and suddenly MathJax doesn't work at http://math.stackexchange.com/ using Google Chrome or IE. How can I fix it? There is a similar question about Windows 7: Mathjax isn't ...
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Mathjax isn't working, how to fix it?

I used win 7 and suddenly Mathjax doesn't work at http://math.stackexchange.com/ using google chrome, firefox, ie9 It work at another site like this site. so how to fix it ? edit: the error ...
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What do you do with a user that does not want to learn LaTeX? [duplicate]

Question: What do I do with a relatively high-rep user that does not use $\LaTeX$ in his posts? I am talking about LAcarguy. A user has told me in a comment on one of his posts that he does not ...
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How do you make vertical addition equation with MathJax?

I want to make something like this with MathJax: 1 2 4 + 5 3 ------ 1 7 7 How would I go about doing so? I searched on the TeX website, but people only gave answers with stuff like ...
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People putting $\$\{\}\{\}\{\}\{\}\{\}\$$ at the end of their comments?

I have noticed some people putting something like $\$\{\}\{\}\{\}\$$ at the end of their comments (for example, André Nicolas' comment here). I can see the curly braces fast enough because MathJax ...
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TeX integral support

Recently while answering a question I had to write an integral which was something like this. The problem here is the integral symbol looks too small. I went through the mathjax tutorial in this meta ...
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How do I indicate a line using MathJax?

I couldn't find this in the MathJax tutorial or through Google. Apologies if I missed it somewhere obvious. Say I have two points $P_1$ and $P_2$ and I want to express the line defined by them. If I ...
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LaTeX rendering problems in Chrome

I recently asked a question here on the main site. The $\LaTeX$ in one of the answers doesn't render. It isn't a problem with the syntax, it renders on the answerers browser(Firefox). Attached ...
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Javascript TeX tags on math stackexchange are not interpreted/formatted/rendered on any of my browsers [duplicate]

I see the tags just as you would type them in the submission text, the contents are not formatted into TeX (i.e., I see the unformatted dollar signs and back-slashes). What could be the issue? It used ...
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How to format maths equations to display correctly [duplicate]

I am trying to find the list of Mathjax/Latex instructions on how to type equations and symbols so they display correctly on the site. ie. $2^2$ rather than 2^2
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MathJax WYSIWYG Editor

I originally enquired about this at http://tex.stackexchange.com/q/162664 but misconstrued Bakoma-TeX as a Mathjax editor. Please advise if anyone objects to this question. Barring Bakoma-TeX, are ...
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Symbols for contradiction for a proof by contradiction? [closed]

Are there symbols for contradiction for a proof by contradiction? I tried $\lightning, \Lightning$. To clarify, there's no code for lightning? I believed it'd be shorter than ...
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math.stackexchange.com is frozen in Chrome.

For some reason http://math.stackexchange.com is being frozen in Chrome. I can use all stackexchange websites in chrome except mathematics - the page just freezes and no actions or clicks are being ...
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latex problem what is wrong with \ less

the \less latex symbol doesn't show properly in firefox . (it is in the latex A4 manual table 97) example $ \forall x \exists y (x \less y) $ Or am I making a simple mistake (would not be the first ...
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How can the effect of a proposed edit be viewed?

I was sent a proposed edit of a question to check. The editor had done much work writing up several lines of LaTeX code, and it looked good. But I couldn't approve it without checking it carefully; ...
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Misplaced hyphen and period appearing at the end of comments

There seems to a small issue with rendering latex maths formulas in the comments area. When entering a formula that spans more than one line, a '. -' appears after the first line. It clearly should ...
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How to input matrices when posting questions at Math StackExchange? [duplicate]

I would like to post a question here in which I would like to insert a $2 \times 2$ matrix with entries $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$, respectively, in the positions row 1 col. 1, row 1 col. 2, row 2 col 1, ...
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MathJax on meta, not on site

I have a big problem. I can see rendered $\LaTeX$ formulas here on meta, while I cannot on the main site. This is on meta while This is on the main site. Now, I can read $\LaTeX$ fluently, but ...
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Way to make \spec a command

I hope this hasn't been previously asked. There are certain symbols that are used very, very often on math.se for which there isn't a preprogrammed TeX command for. The ones that jump immediately to ...
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Is there a MathJaX equivalent of `\makebox` or something similar?

I apologize if this is the wrong forum, but I recently discovered \makebox and certain other formatting commands such as \clap ...
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Is there a way to display triangular tables of numbers in MathJaX?

Is there a way with MathJaX (on math.stackexchange.com) of displaying, say, Pascal's Triangle or some similar triangular stack of numbers, such as the Stirling Numbers of the First Kind, without ...
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Enable safe `\href` in MathJax

As a follow-up to this discussion, I would like to request the activation of MathJax-safe \href to allow similar URLs to those allowed in ...
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How do you use mathematical symbols on this website? [duplicate]

For example, how do I the symbol f(x) and make it appear as mathematical appearing instead of just appear as text. I know I am going to get downvotes for this, but I couldn't find any help files ...
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How to do formatting? [duplicate]

I need help with formatting like how to use logs, lims, superscripts and subscripts etc.
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Hyper referencing in MathJax

I've Googled and searched mathstackexchange, but cannot find out how to insert a blue URL reference in a question or answer. Can you give me an example that I can edit it to look at the Latex code?
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How can I slash through a formula?

What is the MathJax syntax to produce a big slash through a formula? I've seen it used but can't find an example now.
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How to type average integral?

I have tried methods in http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/759/average-integral-symbol, but none of them seems to work in MathJax. Using $\frac{1}{|A|}\int_A$ ...
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\lvert…\rvert is making bars that are too tall

Consider \kappa(x) = \left\lvert\frac{y''(x)}{\left(1+y'(x)^2\right)^{3/2}}\right\rvert: $$\kappa(x) = ...
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Turn off MathJax noErrors extension during preview

The MathJax noErrors extension causes $\rm\LaTeX$ expressions that contain errors to show the original $\rm\LaTeX$ code rather than an error message. That is certainly appropriate for viewing ...
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I can't put a Greek letter into `\tag{…}`

David Madore said this was a good place to report MathJax bugs, and I think I have encountered one. Here is a formula tagged with the label “$FLT$”: $$a^n + b^n = x^n \tag{FLT}$$ To get this I used ...
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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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Why can't I preview Latex in editing the answers?

Here's my problem. When I am editing someone's questions, I can preview the Latex with no problem. But when I am editing someone's answers, I can't preview the Latex. I am living in China ...
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Tex math formula rendering not working on math.stackexchange.com but does work on other sites

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. In both Chromium and Firefox (ver 25), math.stackexchange.com fails to render the math formulas. However, if I go to http://www.mathjax.org/, I see correctly rendered math ...
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Why can't I insert formulas from MS Math Input Panel app?

So I just tried to write a simple formula with Microsoft Math Input Panel and it didn't work. When I press the "insert" button in the app, nothing happens. Is there a way to make it work? I suspect ...
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What went astray in this code — based on Proofwiki — but I tried to edit?

I'm trying to fix the code for my question from http://www.proofwiki.org/wiki/Euler%27s_Number_is_Irrational I can't see what went astray. I didn't just copy and paste this code — I shortened it. ...
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Chrome thinks LaTeX is unsafe script?

Whenever I open a math.stackexchange page from outside the site, the LaTeX doesn't render because Chrome thinks it's unsafe script. Thus, I have to keep manually loading it on every individual page. ...
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MathJax Graphics Change with STIX fonts

EDIT: the below is due to me recently installing the STIX fonts, which came with an installation of texlive-full. This question is now concerned with how to avoid ...
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Comments and \require{AMScd}…

When I type the following code in a comment: ...
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List of All Colours Definable by Text Supported by MSE

Please feel free to merge this question with List of All Colours Supported on MSE. Are there any lists or information on all the colours operable by MathJax via ...
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Integral signs not being rendered correctly

Some integral signs on M.SE are not rendering correctly for me. I've been having this problem for at least a few months, and it persists when I refresh the page. The problem is rare but frequent ...
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How can I write mathematical symbols on this page? [duplicate]

How can I write mathematical symbols on this page? I was trying to ask about group of matrices but I couldn't represent matrix on this page. I'm asking for not only matrix notation but every ...