The title says it all. I'm using IDEA 5.0.1. The reason I ask is because I have resorted to running Tomcat as an external tool (see this post for the reason: http://www.intellij.net/forums/thread.jsp?forum=27&thread=168812) and when I change code I have to remember to do a 'make project' before running Tomcat as an external tool. I can't see any way of making this automatic - or am I missing something? It would be really nice if there was a tickbox on the external tool setup dialog that you could tick to get IDEA to make the module/project before the external tool is actually run, like there is on the runtime configuration setup dialog.