I would like to add a another tab for a python console to the bottom toolbar in IntelliJ, ideally accessible with a shortcut like alt+0. Googled for a while now, but I can't find a way. The only workaround would be to add a button for the python console to the top toolbar and then it opens in the run tab. I would prefer an extra tab specifically for python though.

Here is a screenshot in case it is unclear what I mean:

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I don't think it's possible to duplicate the Terminal tool window.

But you can certainly do this instead:

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By clicking the + icon, you can open a new terminal session, and you can rename it too.

The only drawback would be that if you click on the TODO tab for instance, and want to return to the regular terminal, you need to do two clicks (Terminal > Local).

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    Yeah I considered that too, but I think the best solution, if the toolbar cannot be customized, is to go with an external solution from my window manager. Thanks though!
    – bw0248
    Feb 3, 2020 at 21:44

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