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

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    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 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.

    EXAMPLE: My People contacts pinned to taskbar
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    Here's How:

    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

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    3. In the right pane of the People key, double click/tap on the TaskbarCapacity DWORD to modify it.
    Note   Note
    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.
    Note   Note
    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.
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    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.    1 Week Ago #1
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    @Brink

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

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    Just sayin! Great tut, once again btw!
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Good idea Edwin.
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