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  Formulas missed

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Hi, I do not understand if this is just a problem of mine (i.e. of my browser, Firefox) or not. The point is that I cannot see formulas any more in the posts. More precisely, if formulas appear in the text I can see them, but if they stay in a separate line I just see a blank space. Thanks in advance.

asked Feb 20, 2015 in Bug by Valter Moretti (2,085 points) [ no revision ]
retagged Feb 20, 2015 by dimension10

This is strange, I use Firefox too but for me the problem does not occure.

Chrome does work instead. I will use it.

@ValterMoretti There's no need to change your browser, I'm pretty sure this could be solved easily - I use Firefox too. See my answer.

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Hm, I don't observe this bug (I'm also on Firefox).

  • What do you see here? After "Test test", you should see the quadratic formula centralised, followed by the vacuum EFE, left aligned. Do you not see them? If you don't, then continue reading.
  • Do you have any userstyle or userscript installed for PhysicsOverflow? A faulty userstyle could be the cause of the problem.
  • Have you waited for the page to fully load? (This shouldn't be a problem now, because MathJaX now displays MathJaX in MathML first on supported browsers, i.e. Firefox)

If it still doesn't render, try restarting Firefox in safe mode. If it appears now, then re-check in the standard ("unsafe") mode. If it doesn't appear, then try resetting Firefox (use FEBE to keep add-on and add-on settings).

answered Feb 20, 2015 by dimension10 (1,985 points) [ revision history ]
edited Feb 20, 2015 by dimension10

OK, many thanks, I will try to follow your protocol after lunch. In the meantime I have answered a question using chrome! Thanks, Walter

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