BleachBit 1.10 Brings A Big List Of Changes

As you may know, BleachBit is a cleanup program (the Linux equivalent of the CCleaner from Windows), that gets rid of the temporary files on your computer, reduces the number on unnecesary files, in order to increase the free space and the system performance.

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The latest version available is BleachBit 1.10, which brings the below changes:

  • Clean passwords on Firefox version 32+.
  • Clean Google Chrome cookies for non-default profiles.
  • Clean more autofill on Google Chrome (reported by pcdoctor01). If you are logged in to Google
  • Chrome, it may automatically restore some of these values from your online Google account unless you disable the option Show addresses and credit cards from Google Payments in the autofill page of Google Chrome settings.
  • Add size column to side tree control (thanks to Ivor Hewitt).
  • Add an option to show file sizes as IEC units (1 KiB = 1024 bytes) instead of SI units (1 kB = 1000 bytes; thanks to Tristan Stenner).
  • BleachBit 1.9.3 on Windows 10 showing the Preferences dialog
  • Speed up identification of files using regular expressions by 5% to 50%
  • Allow relative paths with –shred command line argument (reported by Eva Putnam).
  • Add descriptions for cleaners (thanks to theatre-x).
  • Fix resizing of preference dialog (thanks to Anton Bobov).
  • Warn when deleting passwords on Firefox (reported by Theatre-X).
  • Accept abbreviations T and F in bleachbit.ini configuration (reported by Ken Wallace).
  • Show a user-friendly error message when checking for updates fails because of a network error (reported by Gary).
  • Improve logging of errors. Some errors are more informative, and on Windows, errors are unlikely to cause a popup message about bleachbit.exe.log.
  • The primary download mirror now secures connections using HTTPS. (This is in addition to the digital signatures on Windows executables and PGP-signed hashes.)

Specific to Linux:

  • Clean more localizations (thanks to Tristan Stenner).
  • Add localization codes (thanks to Tristan Stenner).
  • Add .rpm installation package for Fedora 22.
  • Fix memory cleaning on Ubuntu 15.10 and other distributions (reported by Richard Pearse).
  • Fix harmless error that localizations.xml is unusable (thanks to Tristan Stenner).
  • Do not show localizations at the base level (reported by BBUser).
  • Do not show Windows Explorer cleaner on Linux (reported by Tomás F. L.).
  • Fulfill Fedora license file location change.
  • Do not delete xauth under KDE (reported by mike).
  • Remove deprecated key encoding in bleachbit.desktop.
  • Drop support for Mandriva, which is dead.
  • Do not show cleaner is unusable message in the console (except when debug mode is enabled or in non-final releases).


  • CleanerML respects the cleaner-level os attribute filter.
  • CleanerML supports negative regular expressions using the nregex option. Files which match this pattern will be ignored.
  • Track code coverage on This underestimates coverage because although Windows code is automatically tested, it is not yet counted here.
  • Continuously run unit tests on Windows using AppVeyor for earlier detection of errors.
  • Move end-user documentation to GitHub Pages, so you can edit the documentation by submitting pull requests to its repository.
  • ROCKNROLLKID has been managing Winapp2.ini updates for over two years.
  • List of bugs targeted to BleachBit version 1.10
  • List of code changes.

Installation instructions:

The developers have provided DEB and RPM packages for the most popular Linux systems, so installing BleachBit is not too difficult.

How to install BleachBit on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf:

$ wget -O bleachbit_ubuntu.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi bleachbit_ubuntu.deb

How to install BleachBit on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya:

$ wget -O bleachbit_ubuntu.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi bleachbit_ubuntu.deb

How to install BleachBit on Debian 8.0 Sid:

$ wget $ sudo wget -O bleachbit_debian.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi bleachbit_debian.deb

Optional, to remove bleachbit from either Ubuntu, Debian or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove bleachbit*

How to install BleachBit on Fedora 23:

$ sudo dnf install

Optional, to remove BleachBit from your Fedora system, do:

$ sudo dnf remove bleachbit*

How to install BleachBit on CentOS 7:

$ sudo yum install

Optional, to remove BleachBit from your CentOS system, do:

$ sudo yum remove bleachbit*

How to install Bleachbit on OpenSUSE 13.2:

$ sudo zypper install

Optional, to remove BleachBit from your OpenSUSE system, do:

$ sudo zypper remove bleachbit*

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