In Overleaf/Sharelatex, whenever I type a $ or a [, it will automatically follow up with the corresponding ending symbol. So instead $$ or [] will appear. How do I stop this from happening, besides by rage-throwing my computer off a bridge? I prefer what appears to be what I typed.

While I'm at it, is there a way to turn off the suggestion window that pops up while typing?

Side question: what is the terminology for an ending symbol that pairs with a beginning symbol? Knowing that would have made it easier for me to search for an answer or to phrase this question.

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    A closing or right or paired delimiter?
    – Davislor
    Feb 8, 2019 at 20:26
  • I was about to suggest rage-throwing your computer off a bridge...
    – Pedro A
    Feb 9, 2019 at 9:58

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Click on Menu search Auto-close Brackets select Off.

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  • Thank you! That was so easy, but I was looking in only the wrong places. Oops. Feb 8, 2019 at 19:53
  • @SomaticCustard You're welcome, it happens :)
    – CarLaTeX
    Feb 8, 2019 at 19:53

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