I cannot stand the auto-completion of TeXStudio (formerly TexMakerX) regarding parentheses, braces, etc. I agree auto-completion is useful sometimes, but here it does just not work as I would like. How can I remove it completely?

Under configuration -> completion nothing is checked. From where do I remove the auto-completion of these?

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    There are parentheses (), braces {}, and brackets []. I don’t get any sort of auto-completion for parentheses in Texmaker. Could you describe in how exactly we can reproduce the undesired behavior you’re asking about? A screen shot might be helpful as well.
    – doncherry
    Feb 23, 2013 at 20:28
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    Have you seen “Auto Complete Parentheses” under “Special Options” in the “Adv. Editor” tab of the “Configure TeXstudio” window? Feb 23, 2013 at 21:14
  • @Qrrbrbirlbel Great that is it, thank you ! Can you post this as an answer so I accept it ? I actually haven't seen the Advance editor box, which opens up some good customization options. Love it. Thank you.
    – redfiloux
    Feb 23, 2013 at 22:09
  • Ah, so we’re talking about Texstudio/TexMakerX? Could you edit your question accordingly?
    – doncherry
    Feb 23, 2013 at 22:27
  • @doncherry: Just did it. Sorry, forgot this isn't the original TexMaker. I will actually have a look to see their differences. Thanks to all.
    – redfiloux
    Feb 23, 2013 at 23:05

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Under OptionsConfigure TeXstudioAdv. EditorSpecial options the option Auto Complete Parentheses dis-/enables the Auto-Completion of all braces, brackets and parentheses. The Tab Adv. Editor is visible after the checkbox Show Advanced Options is checked.

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    +1 for Screenshot: I am always confused by GUI configurations.
    – Lukas
    Jan 2, 2014 at 13:07
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    Wow, Tex Studio has made it very hard to figure out how to turn off their annoying autocomplete feature.
    – littleO
    Nov 5, 2018 at 0:46
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    Yes. How is this considered an advanced feature? It's nearly impossible to write out maths with it enabled. Dec 4, 2018 at 18:09
  • After unchecking that box, for some reason I can't use special characters such as "~" from keyboard anymore. When I type "ALT + 126" I don't get anything. Does anybody know how to fix this issue?
    – Lele99_DD
    Feb 12, 2019 at 14:49
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    Just to make it extra clear since it took me a second: You have to check the box Show-Advanced Options for Adv. Editor to appear.
    – Kvothe
    Mar 4, 2020 at 10:12

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