4
$\begingroup$
(x + 1)^2

where ^2 should be a superscript that I do not know how to display here.

If you type in a pair of quote signs " " before or above it in the same cell,

""    
(x + 1)^2

the back parenthesis becomes smaller and unpaired.

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Version: 10.3, Fedora 21

This shows the behavior in action:

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm not really sure I can reproduce your problem (10.3 on Mac OS X 10.11.1). Which system are you on? And can you post screenshots? $\endgroup$ – Graumagier Nov 2 '15 at 15:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Graumagier Added. $\endgroup$ – Chromatic Nov 2 '15 at 16:08
  • $\begingroup$ Do not add the bugs tag up until your observed behavior has been confirmed by other members. $\endgroup$ – J. M. is away Nov 2 '15 at 16:12
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. I see. Thanks. $\endgroup$ – Chromatic Nov 2 '15 at 16:13
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    $\begingroup$ Related: (89648) and (58416) and (95351). I feel like these should somehow be consolidated. I'm still not sure if anyone has submitted the bug report to Wolfram. $\endgroup$ – march Nov 2 '15 at 16:28

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