Chrome-base web browsers opportunistically attempting to open keyring

Some number of Chrome-based web browsers is installed to Manjaro. In parallel to this same set of Chrome-based derivatives is installed to Ubuntu 20.04. Problem described here can be observed only for Manjaro.

Every web browser mentioned is configured to minimal feature set, high number of features is disabled, especially password store. The same configuration on Ubuntu side (comparison test).
When user starts one of browsers mentioned the browser opens pop-up asking user for keyring password. User declines. Pop-up opens up to 3 to 4 times. It is highly annoying as neither browser configuration nor user handling call for password usage. It seems to be a matter of how Manjaro compiles or configures these browser packages. Opera, Brave, Vivaldi, Chromium.

If you are on XFCE try to enable GNOME services ( go to settings/session and startup and under advanced tab click on launch GNOME services on startup checkbox).

Opera and Chromium are compiled by Arch, the rest are proprietary binary releases using the DEB or RPM. The keyring is not related.

What DE /WM are you using? Some use different keyring managers. You can either try using the same password you use for login or set it to be blank.

XFCE. Neither user nor administrator tackled with keyring directly. If someone had contact with keyring than only cause an used application did it.

Even if with GNOME should it work it is no solution as user doesn’t want GNOME to be enabled. Manjaro offers multiple favors not out of pure boredom.

For Chromium, you can set which password store to use according to ArchWiki.

Add following argument ‘–password-store=basic’ to browser start command string. That easy is it.