# LaTeX's esthetic

1. Jul 9, 2007

### Krizalid

Why LaTeX looks like $$\iint~dxdy$$ instead http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/2185/a8bcb9add8d3204753ec1bakd3.gif [Broken] ??

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2. Jul 9, 2007

### robphy

Are you trying to do this? $\iint~dxdy$ ... inline? If so, use itex instead of tex .
Unfortunately, it appears to be truncated with displastyle $\displaystyle\iint~dxdy$.
In that case, maybe it's best to start its own line:
$$\displaystyle\iint~dxdy$$

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3. Jul 9, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

I think Krizalid is asking why the default LaTex background is white, instead of matching the rest of the background. Is there a way to change the background color of the LaTex areas?

4. Jul 9, 2007

### VietDao29

Ah, I think he meant the transparency. You can use Firefox, it works, whereas IE does not display the correct transparency.

I use Firefox all the time, and to tell the truth, I don't experience any difference between the 2 LaTeX above. Yay for Firefox.

(But, as I remembered, Greg or Chroot had finally succeeded in making a transparent background a while ago. Hadn't he? :uhh:)

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5. Jul 9, 2007

### -Job-

IE6 has problems with PNG transparency, but there is a workaround.

6. Jul 9, 2007

### robphy

Ah.... I, too, use Firefox. (Yay!)

7. Jul 10, 2007

### neutrino

What! LaTex background's white?!?

8. Jul 10, 2007

### ranger

Yea, it looks horrid in IE.

9. Jul 11, 2007

### makc

not in IE7

10. Jul 11, 2007

### Krizalid

This is how looks like in IE 7

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/4627/fgfgxw9.png [Broken]

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11. Jul 12, 2007

### makc

you mean there's no antialiasing?

12. Jul 12, 2007

### Schrodinger's Dog

So that's what that word means?

My suggestion is to convert to Firefox or other, not only is it virtually identical to Windows Explorer in every way, but it is not as prone to security issues that the most popular explorer is(ie most virus's, trojans, and other forms of malware tend to target the most prolific Explorers security issues) But it comes with an automatic active spell checker and some really useful free add ons. Ad blocker being one, although for some reason it doesn't work on mine :/

Go on go Firefox, once you go Mozilla you never go back

13. Jul 12, 2007

### makc

it's not that long before firefox will be also able to cure cancer and aids.

14. Jul 12, 2007

### neutrino

Imagine the memory it would use when it does all that!

15. Jul 12, 2007

### chroot

Staff Emeritus
If it's the transparency that's not working, please try to use another browser that isn't broken. If it's the slightly different anti-aliasing (meaning one looks smoother than the other), let me know. There are many knobs I can turn to adjust how the final LaTeX output appears.

- Warren

16. Jul 12, 2007

### -Job-

17. Jul 13, 2007

### Kurdt

Staff Emeritus
Ahh I was wondering what this question was all about. They looked exactly the same to me.