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I wonder if you had an add-on installed something similar to this on your old laptop. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=21380 Now that you have a new laptop it may need to be reinstalled.
Thanks. I'll have to check to see f such an add-on was in fact installed on my prior laptop.
I don't believe that I have such an add-on on my prior laptop that gave me this control bar option. Any other suggestions?
Check this article and see if it helps you.
I think this may be the workaround you need.