When I used to run Windows Vista, I had some commonly used CHM help files as links in my task bar.  Now in Windows 7 you can’t put CHM files into the Task bar but I found a better solution: create a Help Toolbar for all of the compiled help files that you use.  Here is how you do it:

  1. Create a folder on your system named “Help”
  2. In that folder, put shortcuts to all of the help files that you use.  You might want to change the names of the shortcuts to make them easier to read.
  3. Right click on the Windows 7 Task Bar and select Toolbars…New toolbar…
  4. Navigate to the folder you created it step 1 and press Select Folder.

You now have a Help toolbar in the Task bar for easy access to the Help files that you regularly use: