The new version of BleachBit 4.2.0 has already been released several days ago and in this new version of the software we can find that added a cleaner for Zoom, a cleaner for palemoon, a cleaner for Slack Messenger, plus improvements and bug fixes.
For those who do not know about BleachBit, they should know that this is a program that pYou can do the cleaning of residual files on the system, something similar to CCleaner from Piriform, but there are also some important differences.
First of all, BleachBit is open source and in addition to a version for Windows, there is also a version for Linux (as it is a free and open source system cleaner) with additional privacy options to destroy files and clean free disk space.
This application, which runs on Windows and Linux, you can delete web cache, cookies, url history, temporary files and log files from web browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome / Chromium, Opera, Safari, etc., and clear cache and temporary files for many commonly used applications.
BleachBit it has many useful features, such as:
- Delete private files so completely that "not even God can read them," according to South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy.
- Simple operation: read the descriptions, check the boxes you want, click preview and click delete.
- Cross-platform: Linux and Windows No adware, spyware, malware, browser toolbars, or "value-added software"
- Translated into 64 languages other than American English
- Shred files to hide their content and prevent data recovery
- Delete any file (like a spreadsheet on your desktop)
- Overwrite free disk space to hide previously deleted files
- Portable application for Windows - run without installation
- Command line interface for scripting and automation
- CleanerML allows anyone to write a new cleaner using XML
- Automatically import and update winapp2.ini cleaner files (a separate download) giving Windows users access to over 2500 additional cleaners
Main news in BleachBit 4.2.0
In this new version of the software the specific changes for Linux, we can find that support was added to clean some programs quite popular such as Zoom, the Pale Moon web browser (based on Firefox), as well as Slack Messenger.
Another novelty that stands out from BleachBit 4.2.0 is that support packages added for the latest Fedora versions (32 and 33) and also for Ubuntu (20.04 and 20.10).
Regarding the error solutions, it is highlighted that the problem was solved when cleaning Firefox, since now the favicons were kept.
In addition, deep scan shredding is supported as well as advanced deep scan searches.
Of the other changes that stand out:
- Clean Chromium when installed as a plugin
- Solution to KeyError: 'win10_theme' when changing visual themes
- Fix: SyntaxWarning warning: "is not" with a literal with Python version 3.8
- Fix: loop when maximizing window
- Solution: Don't remove LibreOffice extensions
How to install BleachBit on Linux?
For those interested in installing this new version of BleachBit on their Linux distribution. They will be able to do so by following the instructions we share with you below.
Whatever users of any supported Ubuntu version, They must download one of the following packages according to the version they are using.
For Ubuntu 20.10 the package that go to download is this.
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS the package for his version is this.
In the case of those who are users of Linux Mint, they should download this package.
While for those who are users of Debian 10 or any other distro based on it, the package for your system is this.
Finally, they install the downloaded package with their preferred package manager or from the terminal by typing the following command:
sudo dpkg -i bleachbit*.deb
Now for those who are users of OpenSUSE the package for your distro is this.
Users of Fedora 32 or higher, this package is the one they should download.
And to install they can do it from the terminal with:
sudo rpm -i bleachbit*.rpm