This is driving me crazy. Occasionally when I start Chrome after a reboot, it does not show up on my screen. The process is running, but no window is opened. After a lot of digging around, it looks like the problem is that it is waiting for some authorization for accessing the password storage.
When Chrome works, I can see a section titled "Passwords" on the left side of the "Password and Keys" (AKA Seahorse) app. When the problem occurs, that section is not there. The Certificates, Secure Shell and PGP Keys sections are there, but the Passwords section is not.
I looked through all the menu options and I was not able to get it to re-appear. After restarting, it sometimes comes back, and sometimes not.
Any idea what is going on, and how I can make the Passwords section appear when it doesn't?