Download the Math-o-mir v1.84 beta5 from: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/hw36l5ttfo51s53/mathomir_beta.zip

The new beta has several new features:

  • The double-stroke timeout time for typing Greek symbols is extended considerably. It is now set to about 1s, while it was set to 250ms in earlier versions. I hope that this will make it easier to stroke Greek symbols… (To type the same Latin-script variable twice, one after the other, you should hit the spacebar in between to speed up your typing.)
  • If an exponent-box is empty and you hit the enter key to exit from it, the exponent-box will be deleted.
  • The handy popup-drawing-toolbox that gets displayed when you hold down the right mouse button for about 1sec now behaves less intrusive. The toolbox is not fully shown until you release the right-mouse button. This way the toolbox does not interfere that severely with the right-click-and-drag screen scrolling feature.
  • Typing the ‘==’ (double equal sign) sequence now has the revised behavior! Instead of activating the symbolic calculator, the ‘==’ sequence now behaves similarly as the ‘++’ and ‘—‘ sequences (wraps the line, or exits from a child box).
  • To activate the symbolic calculator, instead of the ‘==’ sequence use the ‘??’ sequence (double question mark)… I am aware that using ‘??’ is less convenient than using ‘==’.
  • You can now modify the length of the tab spacers using your mouse. Point at the tab spacer head and then click-and-drag as shown in the picture below.

tab_spacing

In this beta I tried to make it easier to type multi-line equations. You can now use the ‘==’ sequence in three possible ways (the picture below shows these three methods side-by-side):

  • Type the ‘==’ sequence at the end of a line. The line will be wrapped, and the generated equal sign will be aligned with the first occurrence of an equal sign in the previous line.
  • Type the ‘==’ sequence at the beginning of a line. First wrap a line using Alt+Enter and then use the ‘==’ sequence to align the equal sign with the first occurrence of an equal sign in the previous line. The difference compared to the first point is that in this case there will be no equal sign at the end of the previous line.
  • Type the ‘==’ sequence at the beginning of a new object. This is similar as in the previous point, but instead of Alt+Enter you would simply use the Enter key at the end of a line. The result is that each line is a separate object.

wrapping

Beta5 bonus: I finally managed to remove those annoying beep sounds produced by Windows when the ALT key is used to type exponents.

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