# Usability

## QuickLaTeX

no matter what I do, it looks like shit

## MathJax-Latex

Bots trigger a block trap when they ignore a robots.txt block request.

## Improving e-reader speeds for Internet Archive books

Problem: Given an item in the Internet Archive, e.g. The works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, you may be tempted to download the PDF for its exactness. Admirable! However, my e-reader is horribly slow for opening it and turning pages. I find slow page turning aggravating; it makes me lose my train of thought and strains my reading comprehension.

This extra work is well worth it for me.

• See also PDF? I haven't tested it, but I wonder if "repairing" a PDF would also help with e-reader speed.

## Pale Moon default browser on Linux

The "default browser" setting for Pale Moon does not work. This is how to do it manually.

## Footnotes

https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/footnotes/
https://cheret.org/footnotes/

A plugin to let you insert text mid-sentence, and have it be turned into a link leading to the text instead placed at the bottom of the page.

• Risk of abandonment

• The author commented that he is not a programmer and that he needs assistance for his ideas. I know exactly how he feels.
• As of 2021-02-26 this situation has not changed.

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# 2021-12-30 - 2.1.3 ∞

## Two links partially breaks footnotes with BlogText ∞

Because a mod decided that my lengthy report was a "duplicate", I'll post it here and look for a replacement plugin.

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I have reproduced a new/similar problem which has not been addressed in any recent version. I have also tested WordPress’ development version made available 2020-12-29 at:

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A page with the content:

leading text

(( [[archive:http://example.com|]] [[archive:http://example.com|]] ))


archive = https://web.archive.org/*/\$1


Appears as:

http://example.com">http://example.com http://example.com">http://example.com


You can see it here:

[URL removed]

I still have this problem at the_content priority 5, but if I decrease it to 4 then it almost works:

• The bottom footnotes section appears fine.
• However, the body of the page does not. It shows:

[ 1 ] http://example.com


I am expecting it to only show:

[ 1 ]


Reproduced with:

• 2.7.3 fails
• 2.7.1 fails

• 2.7.0 fails
• 2.5.3 fails
• 2.5.0 fails
• 2.4.0 fails

• Various earlier versions fail
• 2.1.4 problem introduced
• 2.1.3 works
• 2.1.0 works
• 2.0.8 works

# 2020-11-06 - 2.0.8 ∞

I had issues with ~2.0.5 and reverted to 2.0.3 for a little while. The author has been extremely responsive with updates.

## Two links now breaks footnotes with BlogText ∞

I have been using the BlogText plugin with footnotes for a long time, and this is a recent bug with a recent version of footnotes. I do not know when it was introduced, but it has been reproduced in PHP 7.3.23, WordPress 5.6, BlogText 0.9.9 and footnotes versions:

• 2.2.4
• 2.2.3
• 2.1.6

BlogText is: https://wordpress.org/plugins/blogtext/

### example one ∞

A page whose content is only:

((http://example.com http://example.com))


The footnotes section of the preview will have:

Spoiler

http://example.com function footnote_expand_reference_container_68257() { jQuery('#footnote_references_container_68257').show(); jQuery('#footnote_reference_container_collapse_button_68257').text('−'); } function footnote_collapse_reference_container_68257() { jQuery('#footnote_references_container_68257').hide(); jQuery('#footnote_reference_container_collapse_button_68257').text('+'); } function footnote_expand_collapse_reference_container_68257() { if (jQuery('#footnote_references_container_68257').is(':hidden')) { footnote_expand_reference_container_68257(); } else { footnote_collapse_reference_container_68257(); } } function footnote_moveToAnchor_68257(p_str_TargetID) { footnote_expand_reference_container_68257(); var l_obj_Target = jQuery('#' + p_str_TargetID); if (l_obj_Target.length) { jQuery('html, body').animate({ scrollTop: l_obj_Target.offset().top - window.innerHeight * 0.2 }, 380); } }

.. it will also have my sidebar below it.

### example two ∞

(( [[google:http://example.com|]] ))

The footnote will appear as:

http://example.com">http://example.com

# 2018-03-01 - 1.6.5 ∞

• Works with BlogText!
• Settings > Footnotes styling: Combine identical footnotes: No only partly works. Any additional footnotes are not clickable to go down to the footnotes table.
• In a bulleted list, a footnote at the end of a nested bullet (second level) shows its mouseover text shifted to the left.
• I really wish there were a mechanic for me to write footnote contents with some blank space before/after, so it's easier to read the source.
• I wish there were a way to do something of the reverse. Type in a summary at the end of the post, or maybe just arbitrarily anywhere. Then have some symbol or number refer to that text. Then the post just figures it all out.

## Configuration ∞

my configuration

Settings >

• References Container

• References label: (blank)
• Other

• Allow footnotes on Summarized Posts: No
• Footnotes styling

• Combine identical footnotes: No

Customize >

• Superscript layout [ 4 ] I'm using an alt-255 to pad it.

• Before Footnotes index: [
• After Footnotes index:  ]
• Mouse-over box

• Position: top center [ 5 ] This will avoid the mouseover becoming a nasty column.
• Offset Y (px): 0
• Color: (blank)
• Background color: #161616
• Border color: #d24d04
• Box shadow color: (blank)
• Hyperlink symbol in the Reference container

• or enter a user defined symbol: ^`

## Using parentheses in a footnote. ∞

Say you want this:

((a footnote (like this)))