BDD Scanning for step definitions

I am on 7.9.1 and have a couple of issues with BDD.

  1. When I create new step definition classes it only allows me to create .java classes and not .groovy classes. This worked prior to 7.9

  2. When I open a feature file, it takes a long time (2 to 3 minutes) to complete “Scanning for Step Definitions” to show that it found the definitions instead of a warning for each step. I do not have a lot of step definitions (maybe 40 to 50) yet it takes a long time to find them.

Can I do anything to speed this up?