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I tend to use \left( and \right) (and its cousins) all over the place. Is there a way to make this automatic scaling the default behavior in math mode? On the very rare occasions that I don't want automatic scaling I'd then like to write \( and \).

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  • Yeah, that's the same question. Sad to see that the best option seems to be defining new commands such as \paren{}. – Sebastian Oberhoff Jun 10 '18 at 13:06
  • The best option is not using indiscriminately \left and \right. – egreg Jun 10 '18 at 13:16
  • Well, that's why you'd still have \( and \) to fall back on. But honestly, I could see myself writing pages and pages never needing those once. How could you possibly get into trouble? – Sebastian Oberhoff Jun 10 '18 at 14:02
  • I write pages and pages of math never needing a single \left-\right pair. – egreg Jun 10 '18 at 14:03
  • I can already see a difference between (x^2) and \left(x^2\right). And it doesn't really hurt to scale the parentheses. – Sebastian Oberhoff Jun 10 '18 at 19:45

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