Test BleachBit 0.8.3 beta

Please test the new BleachBit 0.8.3 beta with important bug fixes, significant enhancements, and translation updates. In particular, please test:

  • In the preferences, enable overwrite. Then delete files found by cleaners (especially cleaners which remove directories).
  • Clicking File - Shred Files and preview a large directory. While it is still previewing, click OK to confirm to delete.
  • Click File - Wipe Free Space and choose a folder. Notice the progress bar updates the percentage and gives an ETA. (To abort, close the BleachBit Window.)
  • Choose several options including deep scan, System - Memory or System - Free Disk Space. Notice the order is now: general cleaners, deep scan, memory, and free disk space.
  • Notice the 'free disk space' option is much faster and the same as other tools (such as "dd if=/dev/zero"). BleachBit prints the speed (in MB/s) to the terminal/console after the operation is finished.
  • Right click on a cleaner option and choose Preview or Delete.
  • Click Help - Contents to view the documentation. When prompted whether to open your web browser, choose both options.
  • Clean Opera.
  • Clean Google Chrome. Notice Google Chrome extensions do not lose settings. LP#678377
  • Review the new documentation "Things to know".
  • Windows
    • Clean WinRAR.

To look for regressions follow the standard tests on the "Testing" page.


Remember: beta releases are more likely to contain bugs and are recommended only for testing. Use with caution.

Report any bugs to the bug tracker or forum.



December 11, 2010: BleachBit 0.8.3 has been released.


Translators, please update your translations.

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