Should opening the Scala console be made easier?

I've been using IntelliJ Scala for at least a year now, but only just found out you can actually open a scala console inside the IDE! Which comes with nice things like code completion and syntax highlighting that blow away Powershell (sorry microsoft!)

I think the reason it tooks so long is that the ability to open the console is buried inside run-configuration, where to open a console you have to

- open up run-configurations
- create a new configuration
- exit run configuration
- hit "run"

If it was one step (e.g. a button under "Tools", maybe next to the "Groovy Shell") it probably wouldn't have taken me a year to figure it out

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Running Scala console available from context menu in any Scala file. However probably you are right, we can make such access easier (setting to run console automatically for every project?)/

Best regards,
Aleksandr Podkhaliuzin.

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Maybe also a toolbar button or something in the Tools menu or Run menu?

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I'd say it should go in the tools menu. After all, that's where the Groovy Shell and Python Console go

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Yes, you are right, I'll add it to tools menu as well.

Best regards,
Alexander Podkhalyuzin.

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