Ubuntu: firefox still showing up in bleachbit after removal



Question:

I thought I had removed firefox from my system (prefer chromium) using

sudo apt-get remove firefox  

however, when I open bleachbit there is still a category that allows me to clean cache/backup/cookies and whatever for firefox. But I thought I had already deleted firefox?

So did I not completely remove firefox?


Solution:1

Yes: as you suspected, BleachBit shows the Firefox section only if the Firefox configuration files exist on your system, so you can run this command to delete the Firefox user profile

rm -rf ~/.mozilla/firefox

Then you can delete the Firefox cache using BleachBit. Recent versions of Firefox have it under another directory tree.

As Soren A pointed out, removing a package normally using APT does not remove its configuration files.


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