Friday, 13 April 2012 02:30

Apply Windows7 Jump Lists to EA.exe

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- Windows 7 Administrator rights

- The Windows 7 Jump List feature currently works with existing applications


Please Note: Modifying Windows Registry Settings may cause severe issues.  Do not edit the Windows registry unless you are confident about doing so.  We recommend that you backup your registry settings before any modifications are made.




1. Copy the following text and paste to a text editor. Then save it with .reg extension


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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00






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2. Double-click the file and add Registry values.


3. Similar to step 1, save the following texts as .reg file

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00





@="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Sparx Systems\\EA\\EA.exe,1"







@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Sparx Systems\\EA\\EA.exe\" \"%1\""

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4. Before applying the .reg file, check the EA install path in the .reg file. The above example is for Windows 64 bit environment. You need to modify the path on 32bit OS or


5. Right-click any .EAP file, then select 'Open With' | 'Choose Program'. There are two Enterprise Architect settings, select the second Enterprise Architect setting.

6. EA will start and open the EAP file. Please check the EAP file is added to the Jump Lists.


You do not need to repeat the above steps if the step6 works fine. When you double-click any EAP file after this setting, the file will be added to the Jump Lists automatically.



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