I would not want Bitwarden, or any other password manager, to override Chrome’s built-in password manager. If you don’t want Chrome to save passwords, you can go to
and disable that feature. But some of us want the option to use the web browser’s password manager and also one or two others. This is especially useful if we have passwords of varying degrees of security. Then we can use the web browser’s password manager for the low-security passwords, and only log into our other password manager such as Bitwarden for the high-security passwords. By keeping Bitwarden locked most of the time, we make our high-security passwords more secure while still being able to conveniently log into low-security sites such as web forums.
Some features, like the use of a proxy server, must by their nature be controlled in one place, and it makes sense for a proxy server extension to override Chrome’s internal proxy settings.
Password management is not such a feature. Password managers should leave one another alone.