external tools loses my configuration

I have an external executable that I want to run from IDEA.

When I configure it via Settings->External Tools->Add... it appears in the Tools menu and works just fine.

But when I restart IDEA it has disappeared, and I have to go and add it again.

Is this a bug, or am I failing to save my prefs properly?

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You are right, in 8.0.1 a tool added directly to main menu / Tools (not to any sub-menu) is erased on restart. This is probably a bug. In 8.1 builds such tool is saved without problems.

As a workaround you can add custom tool to a sub-menu. For this purpose fill the Group field in tool's properties dialog.

Thank you,

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Yes, that works correctly.



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