BleachBit 4.4.2

We are pleased to announce the BleachBit 4.4.2 maintenance release with a focus on improving stability.

Thank you to all the code contributors, testers and bug reporters, translators, and financial contributors that made this release possible!

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These are the changes since version 4.4.0:

  • Separate the cleaning option for site preferences from history (reported by corobin, fixed by ebaldridge).
  • Disable the auto-hide behavior for scrollbars (reported by banaagravrommel).
  • Report zero bytes as "0B" instead of just "0" (thanks to livingentity).
  • Clarify scope of cache cleaning for Discord (thanks to unknowntrojan).
  • Specific to Windows
    • Fix unreadable text for many languages, including Chinese and Japanese (first reported by huastone2018).
    • Fix broken scrollbar (reported first by banaagravrommel, fixed by rados).
    • Correct search pattern in Winapp2.ini (reported by MoscaDotTo, fixed by rados).
    • Honor Winapp2.ini ExcludeKey in certain scenarios (reported by livingentity, fixed by rados).
    • Show Winapp2.ini group names for Internet Explorer, Vivaldi, and Brave (thanks to livingentity).
    • Allow pasting a pathname when browsing for folder (thanks to Bozhidar-A).
    • Add option to silent installer for skipping desktop icon (requested by teknowledgist, fixed by rados).
    • Do not create shortcut to uninstaller as a best practice (suggested by craigacgomez).
    • Build font cache during installation to avoid delay during first start of application. At the end of installation while there is a black window with the title fc-cache.exe, you may notice a delay: this normally lasts about one minute, but on some systems it will take longer. It depends largely on the speed of the storage device (SSD/HDD) and the number of fonts.
    • Fix shredding through integration with the Windows Explorer context menu (reported by tlhulse, fixed by rados).
    • Show a splash screen (thanks to rados).
    • Update embedded SQLite from 3.35 to 3.36.
  • Developers


  • Add translation for Interlingue thanks to Silvara
  • Update Afrikaans translation thanks to Bernard Stafford
  • Update Bengali translation thanks to Firefly, Mahadi Hasan, Mahay Alam Khan, Omar Faruque
  • Update Bosnian translation thanks to Ibrahim Sikirić
  • Update Catalan translation thanks to VPablo
  • Update Chinese (Traditional) translation thanks to Pin-hsien Lee
  • Update Dutch translation thanks to Bernard Stafford
  • Update English (Australia) translation thanks to Jared Norris
  • Update English (United Kingdom) translation thanks to Anthony Harrington
  • Update Finnish translation thanks to Jiri Grönroos
  • Update French translation thanks to Jean-Marc
  • Update Galician translation thanks to Marcos Lans
  • Update German translation thanks to Tobias Bannert
  • Update Greek translation thanks to Matsek Ratkievits, Nikos P., Vasilis Kosmidis
  • Update Hebrew translation thanks to Omer I.S., Yaron
  • Update Indonesian translation thanks to Abdul Munif Hanafi
  • Update Interlingua translation thanks to karm
  • Update Italian translation thanks to Marco Ciampa
  • Update Malay translation thanks to abuyop
  • Update Polish translation thanks to Michal L
  • Update Portuguese translation thanks to JL
  • Update Russian translation thanks to Aleksey Kabanov
  • Update Simplified Chinese translation thanks to Eric Xu
  • Update Spanish translation thanks to Aaron Farias, Adrián García, David Abián, Felipe Hommen, Gonzalo Testa, Monkey, Pablo Ponce, Paco Molinero, Toni Estevez, VPablo, William Beltrán, juancarlospaco
  • Update Swedish translation thanks to Göran Malmberg, JL, Jens Stääf, Jonatan Nyberg, Josef Andersson, Kristoffer Grundström, Reporter, jony0008, sweidre
  • Update Telugu translation thanks to N.SUJATHA DEVI
  • Update Turkish translation thanks to Amed Çeko Jiyan, Buckethead

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