Is there any package or local environment that prevent LaTeX from stretching math? I would basically like the result to be just as if every $...$ was replaced by ${...}$.

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    Hmmm... really? Can you show your use case? – Werner Jan 28 at 4:19
  • I find spacing around binary operators too large, especially around \leq that I use a lot. The answer of Henri Menke made me found that I am not the only one, and a more reasonable answer than no stretching can be found here: tex.stackexchange.com/a/58487/205684 – Tex Exchanger Jan 28 at 6:37
  • You could redefine \( and \), but that won't save you any keystrokes. – John Kormylo Jan 28 at 15:37

Just remove stretch and shrink from all the muskips.


\hbox to 100pt{$a + b$}


\hbox to 100pt{$a + b$}


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