(Jet)Gradle window is missing in IDEA 13

With IDEA 12 it was possible to open the JetGradle View even if the current project was not a gradle projcet. But the view displayed the message "There is no linked Gradle project. You can Add one" and offered you the possibility to convert the project to an gradle project with a simple click.
In IDEA 13 it is not possible to open the Gradle View when the current project is not a gradle project. So someone has to import the project and than it is possible to show the Gradle View. Why was the (simplier) convertion removed?

Kind regards, CL

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Hi Christian,

There are so many tool windows in IDE now. The main reason was an intention to display only those whose aspects are used in the project.
For convenience, there was added a notification about detected not-imported gradle project in IJ v 13.0.1 with quick option for conversion.
See related issue at http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-117613

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Hi Vladislav!

I think this is not consistent. On a Gradle project I am able to open the 'Maven Projects' tool window even if it is clear that I never will need this tool window.
But it is not possible to open the Gradle tool window?

Regards, Christian

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I hope, Maven tool window will be available only if there is maven project opened soon.
It's available all the time now, due to historical reason - there was no so many tool windows in the past

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Is there anybody who cares bout this issue inside Jetbrains? Talking about having to hide Gradle projects tool due to not having enough space is nonsense and frankly a cave-age thought! Fastforward 4 years i still see only Ant and Maven tools enabled by default and the so called not enough space being big enough (to say the least, if not getting bigger with better screen resolutions) to allocate ONE more tab: Gradle projects tool! I believe these are the 3 Big Main Build Tools that everybody uses: Ant, Maven, Gradle, so why remove one and let the other 2 stay, this is as senseless as saying let's remove Maven tool and keep Gradle tool. If there are other tools, certainly Gradle fans base is growing exponentially and becoming a key part of the software development. I bet Maven is not taken away because if the same reason. I'm sure Gradle is becoming as much as important if not even more as Maven nowadays. I hope Jetbrains guys reconsider this thought.

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