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build – Prevent Android Studio/Intellij Idea from building project on startup

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

When I open Android Studio, it loads the last project, and runs build. I really don’t need it to do this. If I save a project with errors in it, because I haven’t got time to fix them, but plan on doing it later, I don’t really want the compiler to try to compile it next time I open the project, because it’s just going to fail.

Also it’s pointless building the project on startup even if it doesn’t have errors, because if the project doesn’t have errors, I always build it to test it before I stop working on it, so the new build will be completely redundant. Thanks if anyone knows of a way to disable this. I’ve tried Googling and searching the settings but can’t find anything.

Edit: this has become even more annoying since I moved to a slower computer for development. It already takes long enough for Android Studio to start up, having the program build just slows the startup even more.

How to&Answers:

I’ve confirmed with a Google software engineer that this is currently not an option as of Android Studio 0.2.1. ( See 5th comment: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+XavierDucrohet/posts/1R2iPQzo4Zh )

I’ve also opened the following ticket as the engineer suggested:
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=57831&thanks=57831&ts=1374268538

Hopefully this will be resolved in the near future! Until then, I guess we’ll have to open Android Studio and grab a cup of coffee while the build completes.

Answer:

I can confirm in latest version 0.8.x this functionality can be prevented by unchecking the Reopen last project on startup box in File -> Settings -> General.

Answer:

Sounds like you have Make project automatically enabled.

This setting can be found in Settings -> Project Settings -> Compiler, under the Use external build setting.

You can also try disabling the Rebuild module on dependency change setting (it is in the same place).

Answer:

In the latest version (0.2.6) the switch is in

File/Settings – General under tick box ‘Reopen last project on startup’

Answer:

I’m using Android Studio(v135.1740770) in Mac Pro, open below file:

~/Library/Preferences/AndroidStudio/options/ide.general.xml

you will see option for autoSyncFiles, just change its value to false.

<option name="autoSyncFiles" value="false" />

Hope this helps.