Post Reply 

Disable/Remove GAP or other plugins.

Nov 1, 2011, 18:17
Post: #1
Question Disable/Remove GAP or other plugins.
Dear Gimp users,

I've installed the Gimp Animation Package on Windows 7 some time ago, and I notice a slowing down for Gimp to initialize and open, due to the need to load GAP (most of all) and the other plugins. Well, I don't use GAP often, so I was wondering if there is the possibility to temporarily disable a plugin without uninstalling it. In fact, I neither know how to definitively remove a plugin; for comlex packages like GAP, deleting only the related files in the GIMP plugin directory would'nt be enough, I suppose.

Any help?

With many thanks,

Michele
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Nov 2, 2011, 21:29
Post: #2
RE: Disable/Remove GAP or other plugins.
Dear ofnuts,

thank you for the support. I'll check your tips.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Jan 10, 2012, 18:24
Post: #3
RE: Disable/Remove GAP or other plugins.
Dear ofnuts,

only now I have been able to try your suggestions; I hope this delay won't bother you.

So just a few lines to tell you that this method you explained to disable the unuseful GIMP plugin is excellent. I created GAP and GAP.disabled directories, switching their names depending on my purposes. In fact, such "backup directories" (with different names) can be used also to exclude other unuseful plugins that don't belong to GAP.

This method is also effective to disable/enable scripts, with the advantage that there's no need here to restard GIMP to apply changes, because the function "Refresh the scripts" on Filters -> Script-fu can be used.

It's only necessary to understand which particular plugin or script corresponds to a certain file (sometimes the file names are obscure, and can't help in this...).

This slowing down on startup is particularly annoying in Windows, where every plugin is an .exe file which requires time to be opened. In Linux all is faster.

Finally, I am particularly happy to have known something more about this matter, because it seems there are no other informations on the internet about it. When I type something like "Gimp plugin disable" on Google, this page is among the first four or five listed, with the other one on registry.gimp.org which contains a similar question, still mine and published before this one, which however didn't receive any replies.

Blush
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Remove randomness gimpressionist in3D 5 410 Sep 8, 2014 16:20
Last Post: in3D
  GAP Plugin error windows 8.1gap_ decode_mplayer.exe entry point not found. thegreenman 1 852 Sep 8, 2014 11:55
Last Post: rich2005
  Can anybody help with GAP please? plandon 3 357 Aug 17, 2014 10:22
Last Post: plandon
  Gap on Mac Maggy29 4 1,082 Jul 30, 2014 09:26
Last Post: Maggy29
  GAP borngugak 4 527 Jul 27, 2014 18:55
Last Post: rich2005

Forum Jump:


GIMP ForumPortalArchiveContactTermsRSS