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Can you please tell me how I can programmatically (or from the console) access the loaded plugin list? I tried:

QgsProviderRegistry.pluginList()

but got:

TypeError: QgsProviderRegistry.pluginList(bool asHtml=False): first argument of unbound method must have type 'QgsProviderRegistry

I am sure I am missing something, but don't know what. How can I get access to the actual QgsProviderRegistry instance?

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Actually, you would need to access the instance method of the QgsProviderRegistry class, since it is a singleton:

QgsProviderRegistry.instance().pluginList()    

However, as you can see, it doesn't list QGIS plugins, but data provider plugins, which are used by QGIS to support different data formats such as WFS, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, WMS, GDAL, etc.

To achieve what you're looking for, type in the QGIS Python console:

qgis.utils.available_plugins    

You could even access the list of active plugins (i.e., those plugins loaded by QGIS and not unchecked by the user):

qgis.utils.active_plugins    

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