Thursday, June 13, 2013

How to remove a plugin from eclipse

Go to Help > About Eclipse > Installation Details, select the software you no longer want and click Uninstall. (On Mac it is Eclipse > About Eclipse > Installation Details.) In older versions, you might need to Run Help > Software Updates > Manage Configuration..., select the feature of interest, and disable it with the task shown in the right window.

When a feature is disabled, all its plug-ins will be disabled also. They are still available on disk, and they can be enabled at any time in the future.

To physically remove the feature and its plug-ins, you will have to manually remove the feature from the eclipse/features directory and its plug-ins from the eclipse/plugins directory. I advise extreme caution here. Remove the wrong ones, and you may spend quite some trouble restoring your Eclipse to a stable state.

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