icon “Plugin Load Times” for QGIS 3

If QGIS takes long to start, it is probably because some of the plugins you installed take a long time to load at startup. This plugin shows the latest load time of each plugin (QGIS startup, plugin installation,…). It does not give you information about the speed of plugins when they are used. With the information provided by this plugin you can easily decide which plugins to disable, to make QGIS start faster.

This plugin adds a toolbar button and an item to the plugin menu to see how long each plugin loads in QGIS 3. It shows the QGIS python variable qgis.utils.plugin_times in an easy to understand window. It’s possible to sort the results based on plugin name or on load time. In the latest version it also has a pie chart with the data visualized.

Some core plugins are not available in the QGIS Python Variable, so they will not be shown in this plugin. For the following core plugins no information about the load time is available in “Plugin Load Times”:

Since “PluginLoadTimes v.3.0”, this plugin will only work in QGIS 3.x, because QGIS 2.18 is no longer supported and QGIS 3.4 is the new LTR. The last version that can be used in QGIS 2.x (2.14 and newer) is “PluginLoadTimes v.2.0.5”. “Plugin Load Times” for QGIS is also available in the Official QGIS Plugin Repository. You can install it from within QGIS. This QGIS 3 plugin is inspired by a Stack Exchange question.



If you use the plugin and notice a problem with it, please report a bug.


Download the latest stable version from Gitlab


This plugin was created by Michel Stuyts.