Bleach bit 4.0.0 has been released, finally adding support for Python 3. The new version also adds Discord cleaner, improves Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera cleaners, and brings Fedora and openSUSE Tumbleweed packages.
BleachBit is a free, open source system cleaner program with more privacy options that can be used to shred files and wipe free disk space. The application can run on Windows and Linux, can delete web cache, cookies, URL history, temporary files and log files used in web browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome/Chromium, Opera, Safari, and delete cache and temporary file. Files for many commonly used applications.
This tool can also be used to delete unused localization (language) files to free up disk space.
In version 2.3, it also contains a feature called bran (Choose Make Chaff from its APpMenu), this feature allows BleachBit to create files to obfuscate digital forensics, thus making the application better at protecting private data.
For its user interface, BleachBit uses GTK + 3 and switched to GTK + 3 with a title bar in October 2019, and supports dark and light themes.For the latest BleachBit 4.0.0 version, the application has been updated to run on Python 3 instead of Python 2, making it run on modern Linux distributions, as the distribution expired on January 1st , So Python 2 is no longer available in 2020. The new version also adds a new cleaning program for Discord, and improves the cleaning programs for Google Chrome (now also cleaning IndexDB), Firefox (cleaning cookies and history), Opera and gPodder. There are some Linux-specific improvements in this version. Same as the app can now be cleared
dnf Package cache (
dnf autoremove), clean
apt Cache (
apt autoremove) It is now reported how much space has been cleared, and BleachBit packages can now be downloaded for Fedora and openSUSE Tumbleweed. There are also fixes for cleaning up VLC on older Linux distributions, and a fix for pop-up notifications after the cleaning is complete.
More changes in BleachBit 4.0.0:
- Improve the response speed of the application window when cleaning
- Fix the copy button in the diagnostic window
- Fix the problem that the application window does not appear or disappear
- Repair and clean VLC
- Fix and clean up custom folders when opening overwrite function is enabled
- Windows 10:
- Add optional light and dark themes
- Add a cleaner name for Microsoft Edge in Winapp2.ini
- Repair: Files remaining after wiping the drive
Download BleachBit System Cleaner
It is important to note that you should be extremely careful when using BleachBit, especially when running as root, unless you know exactly what you are doing/what options are selected! I have read some reviews in the past where BleachBit broke the system for some users, although I have never encountered any problems personally.
BleachBit is available for Linux and Windows (it can also be run in command line mode on MacOS-you need to run it from source). Its download page provides binaries for Windows and Linux (CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Linux Mint, Ubuntu and openSUSE Leap/Tumbleweed DEB and RPM). Although there is no DEB for Ubuntu 20.04, the Ubuntu 19.10 DEB package can be used normally on my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop.
More ways to free up Linux disk space from Linux Uprising:
- How to delete unused Flatpak runtimes to free up disk space
- How to delete old snapshot versions to free up disk space
- How to free up space in /boot partition on Ubuntu, Debian or Linux Mint
- How to clear the system log