Yesterday after updating from 2018.1 to 2018.2 PyCharm kept crashing when closing a project. As Pycharm reopens a project upon restart and I normally have a lot of PyCharm instance open, this kind of forced me to open a lot of PyCharms that I don’t need all the time. As the crash also wiped preference changes it couldn’t be changed via the GUI.
I had to edit a config file to change the setting responsible for starting projects after launch.
Reminder for myself in the future, might this happen again:
Changed it to:
<application> <component name="GeneralSettings"> <option name="confirmExit" value="false" /> <option name="reopenLastProject" value="false" /> </component> <component name="Registry"> <entry key="ide.ssh.one.time.password" value="true" /> </component> </application>