IDE performance, selective start profiles


I am wondering about the number of plugins being loaded into IDEA - can it slow down the IDE a lot with plenty of plugins loaded?

If so, is it possible to start IDEA with selective profiles, eg: I'd have one for java backend (Spring, etc.), other for C++/Rust, and yet another eg. for Android / Flutter. With multiple projects in different windows.

Or I'm just spitting nonsense?


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Yes, disabling unnecessary plugins may positively affect the IDE performance, but there is currently no way to customize the list of plugins separately for each project. Please follow, for updates.

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