Maybe you also receive the message when booting Chromium:

“Google API Keys are missing. Some functionality of Chromium will be disabled.”

I personally don’t care about any Google functionality because I use Chromium only as a secondary browser.

The Solution

Setting three environment variables (GOOGLE_API_KEY, GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID and GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET ) to “no” solves the problem.

Windows

setx GOOGLE_API_KEY "no"
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID "no"
setx GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET "no"

Linux

export GOOGLE_API_KEY="no" 
export GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_ID="no" 
export GOOGLE_DEFAULT_CLIENT_SECRET="no" 

Source:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21276763/google-api-keys-missing-warning-message-when-using-chromium-portable

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