Update BleachBit update and discussion

oldschool

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Opened this ongoing thread for BleachBit updates, Q & A's, etc. ...

Update

June 27, 2021: BleachBit 4.4.0 has been released.

These are the changes since version 4.0.0:
  • Add cleaner for Zoom (suggested by cybercom02).
  • Add cleaner for Pale Moon (thanks to arckat324).
  • Add cleaner for Slack messenger (suggested by summonholmes).
  • Fix: Preserve bookmarked favicons when cleaning Firefox (reported by Team-Sys, fixed by rados).
  • Clean more: Firefox bookmarked sites (reported by KodrosX), moz_origins, favicons .
  • Support shredding with deep scan (fixed by Max Khon).
  • Support advanced searches in deep scan: nregex, wholeregex, and nwholeregex (fixed by Max Khon).
  • Fix: AttributeError error message when using the menu option "shred settings and quit" (reported by ediowar, fixed by Max Khon).
  • Fix: remove "closest monitor" debugging message (reported by Gitoffthelawn, fixed by Max Khon).
  • Fix: set output of chaff to be human readable instead of base64 encoded.
  • Fix: do not delete LibreOffice extensions (reported by sebas22).
  • Specific to Linux
    • Add packages for latest Fedora (32 and 33) and Ubuntu (20.04 and 20.10).
    • Clean Chromium when installed as snap (reported by Martii).
    • Fix KeyError: 'win10_theme' when switching visual themes (reported by Ashutosh-Kukreti, fixed by Max Khon).
    • Fix: warning SyntaxWarning: "is not" with a literal with Python version 3.8 (thanks to s-ankur).
    • Fix: loop when maximizing window (reported by ediowar, fixed thanks to Max Kohn).
    • Fix: dnf autoremove returned TypeError: a bytes-like object is required, not 'str' and left orphaned process (reported by terrycloth).
    • Do not package the unneeded Winapp.py file (reported by terrycloth).
  • Specific to Windows
    • Add cleaner for Chromium-based Microsoft Edge (thanks to Max Khon).
    • Fix: wiping special files returned TypeError: ord() or access denied (reported by David-Gonzalez1109 and WilliamBeltranC, fixed thanks to Max Khon).
    • Fix: UnicodeDecodeError: 'charmap' codec can't decode byte [...] error when cleaning Google chrome (first reported by Robert51, fixed by Max Khoh).
    • Fix: missing version number in executable metadata (reported by MusiqueGraeme, fixed by Max Khoh).
    • Fix: do not install unwanted translation (first reported by MPet1, fixed by Max Khon).
    • Fix: in the about dialog, the website button failed (reported by cliftonprince, fixed by Max Khon).
    • Fix: all characters were shown as rectangles because of a font error (first reported by mayerthomas, fixed by Max Khon).
    • Fix: OSError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument error when wiping free space (first reported by gator101, fixed by Max Khon).
    • Fix: the menu option "shred settings and quit" did not delete winapp2.ini (reported by ediowar, fixed by Max Khon).
    • Fix: make deep scan case insensitive (fixed by Max Khon).
    • Fix: delete gdbus-nonce-file temporary files (reported by Gitoffthelawn).
    • Fix: error message AttributeError: 'gi.repository.Gtk' object has no attribute 'show_uri_on_window' on older Linux distributions such as Ubuntu 16.06 (reported by ediowar, fixed by Anatoli Babenia).
    • Do not distribute unneeded fonts.
    • Renew the code signing certificate (SHA256).
Seems as if BleachBit hasn't been getting much love here @ MT but this new version is looking good! (y) (y)
 

Evjl's Rain

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this program is good but the only thing I don't like is it is not compatible with the latest custom cleaning list from winapp2.ini
bleachbit uses its own winapp2 and this version is rarely updated
the latest version of bleachbit's winapp2 is created on April 6, 2021
 

The_King

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Be Very Careful with BleachBit!
It erases things (e.g. Browser FavIcons etc.) it shouldn't!
I use CCleaner Portable with Winapp2ool
Favicons can be used to track users. I have favicons disabled in FF.
 

dabluez98

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Wise Disc Cleaner left a lot of junk all over the place...added itself to my task schedules etc...i am afraid to install it again, or even the portable, it seems to leave a lot of things all over the place?? EDIT: sorry just realize this thread is for BleachBit --> I was just replying to previous reply, not intending to discuss that (Wisecleaner) further here.
 
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