Google Chrome autofill not being deleted


I close Google Chrome and run bleachbit 1.8.
I can go a website where I have to put my email address.
My email address autofills when I type the first letter of my email address.
I can manually clear my browsing data in chrome and the autofill for the email address no longer appears.
I'm using linux, bleachbit 1.8 and google chrome 46.0.2490.86.

I confirmed the bug and filed it as LP#1520699 for tracking purposes. Thank you for the report.

Andrew, lead developer

Thanks for making this software so that I can keep my linux system cleaner.
Merry Christmas!


I don't know if this is the same, but I am getting the same thing on my Windows 10 64-bit system where Firefox auto fill is not getting deleted, either. Just thought I'd throw that in there.

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Windows 10 x64 (switching to ReactOS in the future).

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P.S. This is not fixed in version 1.9.2, but I will try soon to take a look.

Andrew, lead developer

BleachBit 1.9.3 beta improves cleaning of autofill in Google Chrome. Please try again, and let me know how it goes.

Andrew, lead developer

I will try this tomorrow. Thanks!

I just installed 1.9.3 on linux.
I logged into two websites after installing 1.9.3, closed chrome and ran bleachbit.
The autofill info is still there.
I can start tying the first letter of my username for two websites and it shows up.
Rather my username is there once I start typing.
I notice the new size column when running the program.

Another example, I login to this forum, do not logout, close chrome and run bleachbit.
When opening chrome, my account is still logged in to this forum.
Basically after closing chrome and running bleachbit, my account is still logged in.
If I clear the chrome browsing data manually, the account is no longer logged in.

Whether you are logged in to a web site, like this forum, is determined by cookies, so to log out of all web sites, clean Google Chrome - Cookies.

About the username showing up, try cleaning Google Chrome - Passwords.

Andrew, lead developer

I thought Bleachbit could clean the Google Chrome cookies. I can use incognito mode instead.

I just tried cleaning cookies.

1. I closed Google Chrome version 47
2. I opened BleachBit version 1.9.3
3. I checked Cookies under Google Chrome
4. I clicked Clean
5. I went to a web site where I was logged in, and I saw I was logged out

If this does not work for you, let me know.

Andrew, lead developer

These are the current Chrome settings:
Show advanced settings
Content settings
Allow local data to be set (recommended) (selected)
Show advanced settings
Enable autofill to fill out web forms in a single click (checked)

Open Chrome
Login to the website
(I'm still logged into the website)
Close Chrome
Open Chrome again to make sure I'm still logged into the website and I am.
Close Chrome
Open Bleachbit 1.9.3
Everything is checked under Google Chrome in Bleachbit
The following is checked under Google Chome:
Cache, Cookies, DOM Storage, Form history, History, Passwords, Search engines, Session and Vacuum
Clean Bleachbit
Open Chrome
My account is still logged into the Bleachbit forum

With the settings below, my account is no longer logged in and the web information is no longer auto filled.
In order to fix the cookie and autofill issue, I used these settings in Chrome:

Show advanced settings
Content settings
Keep local data only until you quit your browser (selected)

Show advanced settings
Enable autofill to fill out web forms in a single click (unchecked)

That was very detailed. Thank you. It does seem something is wrong. I have a few more questions

Do you use multiple profiles, use a portable Google Chrome, have a profile in a non-standard directory, use any special Google Chrome extensions that would re-locate or preserve cookies, or anything like this?

Would you please run this command to verify the cookies exist in the standard location and this file was recently modified (probably today)?
ls -lah ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Cookies

If that file does not exist or is stale, please run this to locate it in another folder
find ~ -type f -name Cookies

This is redundant to #2 and #3 and some of #1. Please visit the URL about:Profile Path. Is it /home/USERNAME/.config/google-chrome/Default?

Andrew, lead developer

Im on a tablet now but will try your suggesstion soon. I have one chrome profile but have two user accounts on computer with the issue. I can try the other account and see what happens. I use the regular google chrome version. Its a non portable version.

Profile is in its standard location. No plugins, no extensions, etc.

Will try step #4 shortly.

Oops, I take that back. There are four extensions in chrome.
Google docs, Google docs offline, Google sheets and Google slides.
Pasting about:Profile Path in the url area I get:
This webpage is not available

When I click on Details I get:
The webpage at chrome://profile%20path/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

Step #1
When doing ls -lah ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Cookies I get:
ls: cannot access /home/username/.config/google-chrome/Default/Cookies: No such file or directory

I did a sudo and checked the other login account and it does not have a Cookies folder either.
The other account on this machine has
/home/username/.config/google-chrome/Default/ but not Cookies folder

Step #2
/home/username/.config/google-chrome/Profile 2/Cookies
I'll try this:
Close chrome
I'll delete the google-chrome folder in .config and .cache
Open chrome
Login to the forum
Make sure the profile is in the correct location
Close chrome
Run bleachbit
Go to the forum to see if I'm logged out
It worked, I'm no longer logged in.
Thanks for your help and being patient.
I think I had to delete my chrome folder once before.

BleachBit 1.9.3 cleans only the Default profile in Google Chrome, but you have a profile called Profile 2.

Good news: BleachBit 1.9.4 adds support for cleaning cookies in non-default profiles.

Andrew, lead developer

Thanks. After deleting the google chrome folder in .config and .cache I'm back in business with the profile being in the standard location. Looking forward to 1.9.4