Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Windows 10  

    Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Windows 10

    Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Windows 10

    How to Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Windows 10
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    15 Nov 2019
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    How to Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Windows 10


    Starting with Windows 10 build 16184, there is a new People icon and bar that can show on the taskbar notification area. Whether you want to share a photo, make plans for dinner, or get an answer from a friend or coworker My People is here to take it to the next level and bring the people you care about most to the center of your experience.

    You are currently limited to having only 3 contacts pinned to the taskbar on the People bar.
    • Only the first 3 contacts you pin to the taskbar will show by default.
    • If you pin more than 3 contacts to the taskbar, then the pinned contacts over the first 3 pinned will be in overflow and only show in the order you pinned them when you unpin contacts already showing.

    This tutorial will show you how to change how many My People contacts can be pinned to the taskbar and show for your account in Windows 10.

    My People is no longer being developed in Windows 10 version 1909 and higher. It may be removed in a future update.



    Contents

    • Option One: Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Settings
    • Option Two: Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Registry Editor



    EXAMPLE: My People contacts pinned to taskbar
    Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Windows 10-pinned_contacts_on_people_bar.png






    OPTION ONE

    To Add or Remove People Button from Taskbar in Taskbar Context Menu



    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17063.

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    2. Click/tap on Taskbar on the left side, and select 1 to 10 or Put everyone on overflow for how many contacts you want in the Choose how many contacts to show drop menu on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    You will need to have Show contacts on the taskbar turned on for this setting to be available to change.

    3. You can now close Settings if you like.

    Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Windows 10-people_contacts_on_taskbar.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Registry Editor


    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\People

    Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Windows 10-people_bar_taskbarcapacity-1.png

    3. In the right pane of the People key, double click/tap on the TaskbarCapacity DWORD to modify it.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, you will need to use the CapacityOfPeopleBar DWORD instead.

    If you do not have a TaskbarCapacity DWORD, then right click or press and hold on an empty space in the right pane of the People key, click/tap on New, click/tap on DWORD (32-bit) Value, type TaskbarCapacity for the name, and press Enter.

    4. Select (dot) Decimal, enter a number for how many contacts you want to allow to be pinned to your taskbar on the People bar, and click/tap on OK.

    You can enter a number as high as you want for how many pinned contacts to show on your taskbar. It's usually best to only have up to what will fit on the taskbar though.

    3 is the default amount of pinned contacts allowed to show.

    0 will have no pinned contacts allowed to show. This is the same as the Put everyone in overflow setting.

    Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Windows 10-people_bar_taskbarcapacity-2.png

    5. Restart the explorer process OR sign out and sign in to apply.

    6. You can now close Registry Editor if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 17,839
    Windows 10
       #1

    @Brink

    Using 'Small Taskbar Buttons' helps to get a few more contacts on the Bar without getting too crowded.

    Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Windows 10-000278.png

    Just sayin! Great tut, once again btw!
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  2. Posts : 65,161
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    Thread Starter
       #2

    Good idea Edwin. :)
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  3. Posts : 17,839
    Windows 10
       #3

    @Brink
    It might be prudent to include, in the tutorial, the ability to use an extensive CapacityOfPeopleBar value, then 'Put everyone in overflow';
    then you will have an extensive, unified list in the Overflow Menu and no random 'suggestions', as well as the ability to 'drag to order'.
    The setting will remain and survive a reboot etc, while the Reg setting defaults to 0.

    Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Windows 10-000139-copy.png

    Of course, I'll leave it up to your good judgement!
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  4. Posts : 65,161
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hey @Edwin,

    It's already in the note box under step 3 in Option Two.

    I've updated the screenshots to help though.
    Last edited by Brink; 22 Feb 2018 at 11:57.
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