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Why can't TeX.SE compile my TeX code?

I'd be against this really. Apart from any technical issues about setting it up, I post a lot of answers and a lot of those have images but almost never do I post a complete document. For a ...
17 votes

The CommonMark diary

Reading some feedback on meta.stackexchange.com I got the impression that this community feels quite tense about the upcoming CommonMark migration. I feel that some extra levels of transparency shared ...
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The CommonMark diary

For users who are curious about how the automated edits look like, and who want to review them for potential issues: visit the profile of the Community user (ID -1), and navigate to 'all actions' &...
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How to properly edit code blocks when going from “4 spaces” to “3 backticks”?

Both four space indent and surrounding with ``` are supported markup for a code block. If an existing post uses one there is no reason to change to the other. If an existing post hasn't marked up the ...
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Extracting code, uploading code and typeset result

Adding a "copy code" button To make copying code blocks easier I use an addon for my browser which adds a little "copy code to clipboard" button at the top left: There are several ...
7 votes

Enable Ctrl+K shortcut in comments for inline code

This is something that has been (feature) requested back in 2011 on Meta.SE: Formatting Keyboard Shortcuts for Comments and is truly something that will have to be implemented network-wide. The only ...
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7 votes

Extracting code, uploading code and typeset result

How to use a MWE from a question Simply select the code using your mouse and copy/paste it into your TeX editor to work on. How to put code into your answer Select the code from your TeX editor, ...
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A search of a code string within my posts doesn't work

You'll have to route your query through SEDE. I think the reason here is the difference between the stored content of the post (what you actually typed) and the baked content (what is visualized ...
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Problem writing the sequence \@ in inline <code>...</code>-blocks

The markdown backtick syntax does not only the formatting like the HTML <code> block, but it also escapes special characters, so a \ or a < or > have no special meaning. Inside a <code&...
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Something messed with my answers backslashes and newlines

The linked question has now been fixed (along with ~11,000 similarly corrupted postings) see Community effort in fixing the double backslashes issue For a summary of how this got fixed in the end.
4 votes

Add button "Select All"

For firefox there is a nice add-on to add this missing feature https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/copy-code/?src=api With this add-on every code block has a little button at the top ...
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Easy way to copy code block?

I have created another Greasemonkey (Firefox) / Tampermonkey (Chrome) script that use clipboard.js. When you hover a code section (<pre><code>) there is a small </> sign that appears ...
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Add button "Select All"

The Stack Overflow Extras (SOX) script provides this functionality through a very minimal icon in the top-right corner of a code display: I have the script activated via Tampermonkey in Chrome, but ...
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‘double backslash + newline’ collapses to ‘single backslash’ when I hit ‘edit’

The linked question has now been fixed as part of a general fix of several thousand similarly affected posts, see https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/a/7326
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Why can't TeX.SE compile my TeX code?

I think this feature is a brilliant idea. Somebody who has a new question just needs to drag'n'drop their latex folder onto the question, and it compiles automatically (if it does), provides a ...
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