Windows 7 Tip: Creating A Help Toolbar

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:


Comments (3)

  1. Michael,

    One of the things you showed me was how useful it was to move the taskbar to the left side of the screen instead of the bottom.  Did you have to give that up in Windows 7?


    Steve Johnson

  2. lam seo says:

    Nice tip! 😀 Thanks guy for sharing. Win7 rocks!

  3. If you are installing Windows 7 or new to Windows 7 check out The ABCs of Windows 7 which will help –…/windows-7-abcs.html

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