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New Answer: Upon reflection, Emilio is 100% correct: We need to sound the alarm bells. Here's a link again to Emilio's well-thought-out answer on the main meta site explaining this, which is probably the best place to start our campaign. In short: As currently envisaged, the only way to preview MathJax before publishing a post will be by toggling out of ...


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Personally, I find it less usable than the status quo, but better than the new editor proposed by SE. So if it is inevitable that we will have to settle for an inferior alternative in future, this is a less-inferior one. Elaborating on what makes it less usable: the cursor jumps to unpredictable positions when one moves up and down, and sometimes becomes ...


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Here is one option put forward by the SE developers: switching from MathJax to prosemirror-math. For a quick look at how it works, I'll just pull this from their readme: Examples Unlike other editors, this plugin treats math as part of the text itself, rather than as an "atom" that can only be edited through a dialog box. For example, inline math ...


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Let me start with a positive: AMScd diagrams are supported! It seems I don't even need to explicitly include a \require{AMScd} command (at any rate, when I did, the text "\require{AMScd}" was included in the rendered output as though it were not recognized, and when I deleted it, the diagram still rendered properly.) No xymatrix or tikzcd, though. ...


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Trying to reproduce the problem. An equation $$ 4+2=9 \tag{*}\label{1} $$ and then reference to it \eqref{1}. How does it look? Another equation $$ 4\times2 = 6 \tag{**}\label{2} $$ and a reference to it \eqref{2}. How does it look? OK when the page is first rendered, or when the page is re-rendered later. But not OK following an edit with no re-render ...


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It would be better if there was a way to toggle the rich-text preview.


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Personally, I was quite happy with it. I retyped various fragments of my recent answers and found the workflow to be quite natural. I didn't try it on mobile, but I find the current system to be extremely painful on mobile anyway so I don't regard that as a major issue.


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I'm not able to reproduce the mismatch between preview and render. When I go to edit the question and paste the source of that revision, I get the same (undesirable) rendering in the preview. Are you sure the preview worked before? Diagnosis The problem is that you used two *'s outside of math mode. The markdown processing (i.e. converting markdown to bold, ...


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