3.6. The “Edit” menu

The Wireshark Edit menu contains the fields shown in Table 3.3, “Edit menu items”.

Figure 3.4. The “Edit” Menu

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Table 3.3. Edit menu items

Menu Item Accelerator Description

Copy

These menu items will copy the packet list, packet detail, or properties of the currently selected packet to the clipboard.

Find Packet…

Ctrl+F

This menu item brings up a toolbar that allows you to find a packet by many criteria. There is further information on finding packets in Section 6.8, “Finding packets”.

Find Next

Ctrl+N

This menu item tries to find the next packet matching the settings from “Find Packet…”.

Find Previous

Ctrl+B

This menu item tries to find the previous packet matching the settings from “Find Packet…”.

Mark/Unmark Packet

Ctrl+M

This menu item marks the currently selected packet. See Section 6.10, “Marking packets” for details.

Mark All Displayed Packets

Shift+Ctrl+M

This menu item marks all displayed packets.

Unmark All Displayed Packets

Ctrl+Alt+M

This menu item unmarks all displayed packets.

Next Mark

Shift+Alt+N

Find the next marked packet.

Previous Mark

Shift+Alt+B

Find the previous marked packet.

Ignore/Unignore Packet

Ctrl+D

This menu item marks the currently selected packet as ignored. See Section 6.11, “Ignoring packets” for details.

Ignore All Displayed

Shift+Ctrl+D

This menu item marks all displayed packets as ignored.

Unignore All Displayed

Ctrl+Alt+D

This menu item unmarks all ignored packets.

Set/Unset Time Reference

Ctrl+T

This menu item set a time reference on the currently selected packet. See Section 6.12.1, “Packet time referencing” for more information about the time referenced packets.

Unset All Time References

Ctrl+Alt+T

This menu item removes all time references on the packets.

Next Time Reference

Ctrl+Alt+N

This menu item tries to find the next time referenced packet.

Previous Time Reference

Ctrl+Alt+B

This menu item tries to find the previous time referenced packet.

Time Shift

Ctrl+Shift+T

This will show the Time Shift dialog, which allows you to adjust the timestamps of some or all packets.

Packet Comment…

This will let you add a comment to a single packet. Note that the ability to save packet comments depends on your file format. E.g. pcapng supports comments, pcap does not.

Capture Comment…

This will let you add a capture comment. Note that the ability to save capture comments depends on your file format. E.g. pcapng supports comments, pcap does not.

Configuration Profiles…

Shift+Ctrl+A

This menu item brings up a dialog box for handling configuration profiles. More detail is provided in Section 10.6, “Configuration Profiles”.

Preferences…

Shift+Ctrl+P or Cmd+ (macOS)

This menu item brings up a dialog box that allows you to set preferences for many parameters that control Wireshark. You can also save your preferences so Wireshark will use them the next time you start it. More detail is provided in Section 10.5, “Preferences”.