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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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? Oct 11, 2010 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, 2010 at 13:08

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