Blank Tab opening with home page on startup

When I open the browser (v1.62.156) my home page plus one extra tab is displayed now instead of just my home page. My settings are set to “Open a specific page or set of pages” and not a blank tab. I only have one page set to open. This just recently started happening (since last update).

This happens every time I open the browser.

  1. This is a Dell Laptop, running Windows 11 Pro.
  2. No other browsers exhibit this behavior.

The expected result is that the browser only opens the page(s) the user has set vice random blank tabs as well as the page(s) the user has set to open on browser startup.

Version 1.62.156 Chromium: 121.0.6167.139 (Official Build) (64-bit)

I searched the community for this issue and found one instance back in December. However, the “Ninja” that replied was pretty, well, rude about his answer and was not helpful. It was pretty clear to me what the issue is, but the “Ninja” seemed to take offense at the question asked and blew off the question. Let’s try fixing this issue instead of getting butthurt about the issue being raised.