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    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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    19 Feb 2018
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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.

    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
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    Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change how many People Contacts can be Pinned to Taskbar in Windows 10
    To Add or Remove People Button from Taskbar in Taskbar Context Menu

    Note   Note
    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 how many contacts you want in the Choose how many contacts to show drop menu on the right side. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    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.

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

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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
    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.
    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. This is the same as the Put everyone in overflow setting.
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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.    13 Nov 2017 #1

    @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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       13 Nov 2017 #2

    Good idea Edwin.
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