The easiest method to disable a plugin when you use Pathogen is by adding it's bundle name to the g:pathogen_disabled variable, before starting pathogen.
So an example from my own vimrc
" To disable a plugin, add it's bundle name to the following list let g:pathogen_disabled =  " for some reason the csscolor plugin is very slow when run on the terminal " but not in GVim, so disable it if no GUI is running if !has('gui_running') call add(g:pathogen_disabled, 'csscolor') endif " Gundo requires at least vim 7.3 if v:version < '703' || !has('python') call add(g:pathogen_disabled, 'gundo') endif if v:version < '702' call add(g:pathogen_disabled, 'autocomplpop') call add(g:pathogen_disabled, 'fuzzyfinder') call add(g:pathogen_disabled, 'l9') endif call pathogen#infect()
Update: Another method, supported by Pathogen, is to simply rename the directory for the bundle you want to disable so that it ends in a tilde (~). So to disable the
autocomplpop bundle, simply rename it to