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I asked this question on Meta.CSTheory, and the moderator suggested I ask it here.

To cut a long story short, the math support on MathOverflow (even on faketestsite) is much better than the support on CSTheory.

Specifically, when asking or answering a question, MO renders the formulas on the fly, while in CSTheory it takes quite some time before the formulas are processed.

I wanted to know how to tweak MathJax on CSTheory to behave like MO?

PS: I use Chrome (in fact, a Chromium-based browser named SRWare Iron) to access both sites (under Windows XP).

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possible duplicate of Latex Support Like Math Overflow –  Ladybug Killer Oct 11 '10 at 11:59
@Ladybug: I don't see how this is a duplicate (of that question at least). The OP isn't asking for LaTeX on stackoverflow, he's asking about the difference between the LaTeX support that is implemented for some SE2.0 sites and the LaTeX support on mathoverflow. –  sepp2k Oct 11 '10 at 12:07
@sepp: Then follow the dupes of that entry and you will find out. –  Ladybug Killer Oct 11 '10 at 12:16
@Ladybug: Ok, I just read all the linked duplicates as well as their answers. All but one of them were about implementing latex support. The other one was about whether LaTeX questions are on-topic on stackoverflow. If I missed something, please post a direct link to the relevant question/answer. –  sepp2k Oct 11 '10 at 12:31

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MathOverflow's previewing code is specifically tweaked to enable live-preview of equations, while on SE 2.0 sites we reuse SO's code highlighting procedure so there's a 5-second delay. See this answer to LaTeX rendering delay on math.SE by @Anton Geraschenko (admin of MO) for how to make it work like MO.

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Thanks a lot. I have one question, though: Instead of using "User Scripts", is it possible to tweak previewing code on CSTheory, just like MO? –  Sadeq Dousti Oct 11 '10 at 12:57
@Sadeq: Yes, but so far no one from the SE team confirmed whether it is [status-declined] or [status-planned]. –  KennyTM Oct 11 '10 at 13:08
Thanks KennyTM! –  Sadeq Dousti Oct 11 '10 at 13:12

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