Temporarily disabling plugins


I have around 150 plugins installed, but I've only enabled around 50.

Is there any way of temporarily disabling all plugins, but afterwards reenabling only the 50 or so plugins that were previously enabled?

Is there a toggle in the UI that would do this?

If not, is there a text property that I can set somehow?

If not, is there a config file that I can manually copy? After disabling all plugins and after finishing my tests, I'd then move the config file back into place once I want to reenable the 50 or so plugins.

Or is there some other easy way to achieve this, without having to manually remember & reenable each plugin?


There is no plugins pre-sets, related requests: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-106215 / https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEABKL-6712

As a workaround you can configure IDE settings directories: for each plugins pre-set switch IDE settings, plugins directories.


It's a shame that there is neither a Disable all user Plugins / Re-Enable previous user Plugins command

nor where the information is stored id a plugin is enabled / disabled. I bet that it is an XML or a JSON file - which could easily be copied.



Why does the IntelliJ Support not just help and tell that the


creates this useful information??

2019-10-27 22:05:09,827 [ 2360] INFO - llij.ide.plugins.PluginManager - Loaded custom plugins: Active Intellij Tab Highlighter (1.4.0), CloseAllX (1.1.0), Code Generator (1.3.3), DeltaTabs (1.5), Hungry Backspace Reloaded (1.0.1), Hunspell (192.6603.14), IDEA Restart (1.0), Identifier_Highlighter (4.20), JFormDesigner (, JavaDoc Clean Read (193.1.1), JavaDoc Sync Plugin 10 (0.3), JavaDoc2 (4.0.1), Referencer (1.2.0), Scala (2019.2.36), Shifter (1.9.6), Shortcut Keys List (1.001), Tab Shifter (0.26), TabMover (1.3.0)
2019-10-27 22:05:09,827 [ 2360] INFO - llij.ide.plugins.PluginManager - Disabled plugins: AsciiDoc (0.29.10), AspectJ weaver (3.0.0), Get gist (Beta) (, Mercurial (192.6817.14), Sticky Selection (2.4), Subversion (192.6817.14), Tasks Navigation (0.4.0)



The command line disableNonBundledPlugins option may help in the case that having the bundled plugins is not an issue in your use case.



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