KiCad 8.0 Auto Update issue

The update notification is coming up. But…

Update detection is working now, but both View Details and Open Downloads Page only open a blank browser window. Skip this version resets at launch, does exactly the same as remind me later. I would expect that Skip this version will ignore the server side flag until the version increments.

Issue has been tested on 1x Windows 10 Pro 64bit.
My Home PC might have exhibited the same issue. But the update had dropped by the time upgraded to 8 from 7.

Since the issue is repeatable just by launching KiCAD. I have tested both Edge and FireFox as default browser. In both cases a “new window” not a tab is generated and it is blank. The instruction to open a link is never carried over.

Linking to KiCad 8.0.0 not notifying of update on startup?
But not specifically the same. Just related I think.
If there are other related topics, then they were overlooked.

Application: KiCad x64 on x64

Version: 8.0.0, release build

wxWidgets 3.2.4
FreeType 2.12.1
HarfBuzz 8.3.0
FontConfig 2.14.2
libcurl/8.5.0-DEV Schannel zlib/1.3

Platform: Windows 10 (build 19045), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW

Build Info:
Date: Feb 23 2024 02:24:15
wxWidgets: 3.2.4 (wchar_t,wx containers)
Boost: 1.83.0
OCC: 7.7.1
Curl: 8.5.0-DEV
ngspice: 42
Compiler: Visual C++ 1936 without C++ ABI

Build settings:

It’s fixed already in 8.0.1. Unfortunately 8.0.0 remains broken. It is a bug in the gui.

You should upgrade for the sake of the other serious bug fixes in 8.0.1.