Photoshop: How do I disable Plug-ins and Extensions when starting Photoshop

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Since CC came about, I have had a, let's say increase in problems with my software.
Oftentimes I get asked to do the following things in varying order:

  • Reboot my system
  • Re-Install my software
  • Re-Install my software after cleaning with the CC-Cleaner utility
  • Update things, be they my OS, Graphic Card drivers, BIOS Firmware, Creative Cloud App
  • Delete Preferences
  • Delete Temp Files and oh, how many flavors of those there are!
  • Create a new user with Administrator Rights
  • Change my hardware configuration (seriously!)
And then there is one more thing:
Disable all third party and sometimes even Adobe plugins and re-start the app.

Now here is my question: is there a way to achieve this without un-installing each and everyone of those plugins by hand? Something like holding CTRL + ALT while startup, maybe?

If there is not, that might be a feature worth adding. I cannot be the only one who uses a bag full of plugins and who has had to troubleshoot Photoshop, I am certain of it.
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Posted 1 year ago

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R Smallenbroek

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Hold Shift with start up and Photoshop will ask you if you realy want to start up without plugins and plugins of third parties.
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Benjamin Weiler

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Glorious!
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R Smallenbroek

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;-) Welcome!