[4.0.1] Bowser ignores homepage / start page

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): 100%
BUILD ID = OS VERSION (Settings > About product):
HARDWARE (XA2, Xperia 10…): Xperia X
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): Yes


When opening the browser, die URL set as “homepage” in the browser settings is ignored. Instead, the browser shows a blank page and the URL entry bar plus bookmarks


Fresh update to (no .45 before); browser settings were correctly imported from previous version, it seems - except bookmarks, which I copied from the old directory.


  1. Set a browser start page that works in 3.x
  2. Upgrade to
  3. open browser


Browser opens and shows start page as in 3.x


Browser opens (quite slowly, actually, slower than in 3.x), shows a blank page and the input field for entering an URL, including the bookmarks below. (Note: The bookmark icons also show quite slowly. I can see some of them being drawn.)


The URL to be opened shows up correctly in the browser settings. I deleted it, changed it, … no use. It’s being ignored.


I was stupid enough not to document exactly what got me out of this situation, but here’s roughly what I did: After changing the start page, switching the device off an on again etc etc didn’t help, I started the browser from the command line. Apart from some warnings that I still get, there was some dubious error from a QML file mentioning an SSL error with an icon. As far as I remember. Not knowing what to do and associating “icon” with the various favicons I have in my bookmark collection, I went through it and deleted bookmarks for sites I hadnt visited for years. (AFAIR I hab imported some of the bookmarks from the N9, so …)
After doing so, the browser problems were gone and there’s no more SSL error when I start the browser from the command line.
I’m sorry I didn’t really copy this error message. :frowning: