While using Windows 10, you might have noticed an icon portraying two persons on your taskbar. This icon is known as the People icon. Windows 10 has not prescribed any purpose of this icon as yet so it is considered useless to let it stay on your taskbar. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can disable the pointless people icon on Windows 10s taskbar.

Disabling the People Icon on Windows 10s Taskbar

In order to disable the pointless people icon on Windows 10s taskbar, you will need to perform the following steps:

Right-click anywhere on an empty space of your taskbar in order to launch a cascading menu as shown in the following image:

Right-click on Taskbar

Uncheck the field saying, “Show People on the taskbar” by clicking on it.

As soon as you will uncheck this field, the People icon will no longer appear on your taskbar as shown in the image below:

Taskbar without Poeple Icon


In this way, you can disable the pointless people icon on your Windows 10s taskbar just within a few seconds. If you ever feel the need of re-enabling this icon in future, in case Windows 10 associates a functionality with this icon, then you can do this simply by checking the “Show People on the taskbar” field again as described in this article.

How to Disable the Pointless People Icon on Windows 10s Taskbar
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn

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