VS code extension uses debugger to run the code not as in Docs

I am a new user so might be doing something wrong but I tried to follow
Getting Started · Julia in VS Code
“To run the Hello World program, click Run: Julia File in Terminal play button in the top-right side of the editor.”
This ran the debugger
CTRL-F5 does the same

the extension is version 1.08
Julia is 1.52
vscode info:
"Version: 1.50.0 (user setup)
Commit: 93c2f0fbf16c5a4b10e4d5f89737d9c2c25488a3
Date: 2020-10-07T06:10:52.432Z
Electron: 9.2.1
Chrome: 83.0.4103.122
Node.js: 12.14.1
OS: Windows_NT x64 10.0.19041
having looked through similar postings it seems that the problem came up a few times (also as git issues) maybe for now just change the basic introduction in the documentation so it works?
sorry for barging into open doors but the experience was quite disconcerting for a newbie