BleachBit Changelog

New in version 1.6

November 19th, 2014
  • Google Chrome: fix error "Favicons is version 29"
  • Google Chrome: clean application cache directory.
  • Google Chrome and Chromium: in the Preferences (JSON) file clean a list of HTTP servers that used SPDY, which can be used to track servers to which the browser was connected
  • Firefox: clean more session restore files
  • Firefox: clean bookmark backups using a new option called Backup.
  • The auto-hide option, which was removed in version 1.0, is available again.
  • Specific to Linux:
  • Google Chrome: delete Sync Data Backup
  • Chromium: delete application cache directory
  • Print a message when root account is being cleaned to avoid confusion
  • Whitelist more KDE IPC files under /tmp/ to fix problem launching BleachBit as root

New in version 1.4 (September 10th, 2014)

  • Firefox: Fix DatabaseError: no such table: moz_hosts
  • Firefox: Purge the table moz_hosts in places.sqlite for the option url_history
  • Firefox: Delete Necko Predictive Network Actions
  • Firefox: Delete more session restore files
  • Google Chrome: fix error cleaning autofill_dates
  • Adobe Reader: use wildcards instead of specific versions (thanks to theatre-x)
  • Clean netMRL history in VLC media player (thanks to tiemay)
  • Clean GIMP version 2.8 (thanks to tiemay)
  • Improve support for Liferea (thanks to Lars Windolf)
  • Specific to Linux / Unix:
  • Pass control of the ~/.cache/mozilla directory from the System - Cache cleaner to the Firefox - Cache cleaner (LP#1295826)
  • Clean additional locale directories (thanks to tstenner)
  • Clean .mask files in Easytag (thanks to tiemay)
  • Clean more history in the Links web browser (thanks to tiemay)
  • Add packages for CentOS 7 and RHEL 7
  • Specific to Windows:
  • Winapp2.ini: on 64-bit systems expand %ProgramFiles% and %CommonProgramFiles% to the 32-bit versions in DetectFile= and FileKey=
  • Winapp2.ini: support wildcards in DetectFile#=
  • Winapp2.ini: support numbers in environment variable names
  • System Information: show ProgramFiles and ProgramW6432
  • Avoid a crash when starting on Windows with an exception in setting environment variables

New in version 1.3 Beta (August 13th, 2014)

  • Google Chrome should clean thoroughly and without errors.
  • Firefox should clean thoroughly (see LP#1326626) and without errors.
  • Adobe Reader support
  • GIMP 2.8 temporary files
  • Liferea support
  • Test on CentOS 7
  • Firefox cache should be cleaned by the Firefox - Cache and not System - Cache.
  • Easytag history
  • Links2 (web browser) history
  • VLC network streams history (see GH#15)

New in version 1.2 (June 9th, 2014)

  • When overwriting free disk space is aborted, use a fallback system to make sure the temporary files are deleted before BleachBit exits abnormally; store temporary files in standard temporary file directories; and speed up on Linux.
  • Expose Mozilla URL history (places.sqlite) cleaner to CleanerML, so better custom cleaners can be written for Mozilla-based browsers.
  • Update Warzone 3.1 for Windows.
  • Better find Firefox profiles (LP#1287489; patch by Gogeden)
  • Add warnings to some cleaners about deleting passwords (thanks to theatre-x).
  • All of BleachBit is now on GitHub across four repositories.
  • Specific to Linux / Unix;
  • Add cleaner for APT package lists.
  • Update Konqueror cleaner (thanks to tiemay).
  • Update Debian package for Debian and Ubuntu.
  • Add Fedora 20 RPM package.
  • Add Ubuntu 14.04 DEB package.
  • Do not crash on startup for new platforms (in this case, for FreeBSD) .

New in version 1.1 Beta (May 19th, 2014)

  • Wipe free disk space. BleachBit should not be unresponsive, and when it is done, there should be about the same amount of free disk space available. Try various file systems: ext3, ext4, FAT, NTFS
  • Clean Warzone 3.1
  • Specific to Linux:
  • Test on Fedora 20
  • Test on Ubuntu 14.04
  • Clean APT package lists
  • Clean Konqueror
  • Specific to Windows:
  • During installation disable shred integration. Then right click on a file in Windows Explorer and see the option is unavailable. Reinstall with the option enabled and verify the option is there.

New in version 1.0 (November 16th, 2013)

  • The command line option --shred now shreds arbitrary files.
  • Add Octave cleaner
  • Add Warzone 2100 cleaner
  • Clean recently played in VLC (thanks to nolme/Vincent DUVERNET - Nolmë Informatique)
  • Google Chrome: Fix errors "Favicons is version 26" and "DatabaseError: no such column: full_path"
  • Google Chrome: delete more cache
  • Remove auto-hide option. (Before, it was a default.)
  • Add SQLite3 cleaner
  • Adobe Flash: clean NativeCache

New in version 1.0 Beta 2 (November 15th, 2013)

  • Clean Adobe Flash
  • Clean Octave
  • Clean Warzone 2100
  • Clean Google Chrome with the "overwrite contents" option enabled. Verify there are no errors, and the bookmark icons are preserved.
  • Clean VLC with the "overwrite contents" option enabled.
  • Run a command line like this to delete a specific file or folder:bleachbit --shred /some/filename
  • Clean SQLite3

New in version 0.8.8 (June 16th, 2011)

  • In Firefox, delete more session restore
  • In Firefox, delete site-specific preferences
  • In Firefox, delete input history.
  • In Firefox, delete more URL history.
  • In Google Chrome and Chromium, properly delete HTML5 cookies without deleting preferences for extensions (LP#732567)
  • In Google Chrome and Chromium, delete the Databases.db files
  • In Google Chrome and Chromium, delete favicons (except those that have bookmarks)
  • In Google Chrome delete more history: the DNS prefetching host referral list
  • In Opera, delete session backup
  • Specific to Linux:
  • Fix crash starting as administrator on Ubuntu 11.04.
  • Support Seamonkey 2.0 (pointed out by Ed Hurst and Gogeden)
  • Do not delete /var/tmp/kdecache to avoid crashing KDE (KDE#271889)
  • Fix crash when changing options when Linux packager has disabled online updates (LP#715286)
  • Require PyGTK version 2.14 or later

New in version 0.8.8 Beta 2 (June 10th, 2011)

  • This version better cleans Firefox, Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Thunderbird.
  • Translations were updated and added.