Browser not loading homepage after requesting new identity

When I’m using Tor and click the new identity button, the browser loads a new tab instead of the homepage I set. This issue has been going on for a few months now.

When I initially launch the browser the homepage loads properly.

Version: 13.0.8
OS: Win11

this is likely due to Resolving custom home page disabling (#42236) · Issues · The Tor Project / Applications / Tor Browser · GitLab

I say likely because I’m not following it in any depth but IIUIC a new identity is different to a a browser start, because it retains the bootstrap

maybe @PieroV can explain it

Yes, new identity is indeed different from a cold start to keep the tor process running.
Moreover, it clears also some non-PBM stuff.

The reason not to load a custom homepage is to prevent a low-risk information leak.
In the issue thorin linked, we’re preparing a way to warn about this possibility, but the idea is that once you accept it, you won’t be prompted again.

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