Things in Canary go south very often, it’s a nightly build, so it’s very prone to failures.
Try Beta channel instead, Canary is the beta of betas.
Basically, Chrome has four channels:
Canary is the most unstable of them all, but has all the shiny new features. Trying Beta/Dev is generally much safer, but replaces Stable version, which is a bummer, while Canary installs as separate application.
Thanks guys – I guess I will live it, and update regularly and see what happens. I would also rather regular Chrome went back to its old menu features, like the gear icon. I like to adopt early but often get pissed off at needless tinkering.