Whenever I launch google-chrome, a window is displayed which contains this message:
Your profile could not be opened correctly. Some features may be unavailable. Please check that the profile exists and you have permission to read and write its contents.
Here is the way to fixed these.
If the browser is open, close it down.
1. Open a terminal and run: mv ~/.config/google-chrome ~/.config/google-chrome-old
2. Launch google-chrome, you will be asked to choose your search engine, your choice.
3. Close coogle-chrome (yes, click the close button)
4. After closing the browser you will have a new user profile at ~/.config/google-chrome
Then let's copy your profile into the new place by running the next in the terminal.
cp -r ~/.config/google-chrome-old/Default ~/.config/google-chrome/
Have fun with Ubuntu!