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#1
Mar1112, 11:46 PM

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I've noticed that people in the advanced physics homework help forum are quite itex happy. Unfortunately, my browser (Firefox 3.8.6) isn't rendering it, so I just see a mess of commands and control characters. Any suggestions (such as a browser setting)?
Also, are the html entities still favored over fullblown inline tex, whenever possible? 


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Mar1112, 11:53 PM

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Do you have JavaScript enabled?
Now that PF uses MathJax, there really isn't the bandwidth reason to favor HTML symbols over TeX. 


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Mar1212, 12:15 AM

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Is there some reason you can't upgrade to the current version of Firefox which is 10.0.2 (at least under Mac OS)?



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Mar1212, 01:11 AM

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Itex happy
Version 10 already! The version I'm using came bundled in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx less than two years ago. I tend to shy away from upgrading, but the version number increase seems exponential. I wonder if there are two different developments of Firefox, one for Mac and one for humble people :)~
(I shy away from Javascript as well, because it seems to emphasize mouse over keyboard. So that explains my issue, which is certainly nothing new, just disappointing.) Anyway, thanks for the replies, y'all. 


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Mar1212, 04:28 AM

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You will need javascript though. It's annoying that Firefox doesn't allow us to have javascript disabled except for sites on a list of exceptions. I would like that, because there are sites that use javascript to show popup ads. 


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Mar1212, 05:45 AM

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Mar1212, 08:51 AM

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You should be able to upgrade to FF10 in Lucid. 


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