I installed Chrome via a PPA in order to get the proper codecs/DRM stuff required to watch Netflix on Ubuntu (15.10). Now if I run
$ google-chrome-stable from the command line it works great.
But I'd prefer to not have to run it from the command line every time so once it was open I pinned/locked it to the launcher. Great, now I can click the icon.
However, when it's launched this way, the Netflix codec stuff doesn't work and I get an error. What gives? How is starting Chrome from the launcher different from starting it from the command line?