Where is the global media controls?

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On one of my computers that i use the most I have last version of the Edge canary V78.0.254.0. it has no problem whatsoever. last night I decided to install it on my laptop but there is a problem. on my laptop i don't have the global media controls. it's missing from the toolbar.

on my main computer it just automatically appeared when MS created it but on my laptop it's missing. any ideas?

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You can go here  edge://flags/

and check if you have this flag, if you do then make sure it's set to "enabled":

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by the way it's not a fixed button, only appears when a media is being played.

Hi thank you. used that flag and it worked! do you happen to know why I needed to do this extra step but on my main computer it was enabled and added to the browser automatically?
best response confirmed by Noah4652310 (New Contributor)
When the media controls button first appeared that flag was not available. but recently Microsoft added that flag so those who don't want it can disable it. but didn't realize it was set to disabled by default. I hope they change it back to enabled to prevent further confusion for users.