3.16. The “Filter” Toolbar

The filter toolbar lets you quickly edit and apply display filters. More information on display filters is available in Section 6.3, “Filtering packets while viewing”.

Figure 3.14. The “Filter” toolbar

ws filter toolbar

Table 3.14. Filter toolbar items

Toolbar IconNameDescription

filter toolbar bookmark

Bookmarks

Manage or select saved filters.

filter toolbar input

Filter Input

The area to enter or edit a display filter string, see Section 6.4, “Building display filter expressions”. A syntax check of your filter string is done while you are typing. The background will turn red if you enter an incomplete or invalid string, and will become green when you enter a valid string.

After you’ve changed something in this field, don’t forget to press the Apply button (or the Enter/Return key), to apply this filter string to the display.

This field is also where the current applied filter is displayed.

filter toolbar clear

Clear

Reset the current display filter and clear the edit area.

filter toolbar apply

Apply

Apply the current value in the edit area as the new display filter.

Applying a display filter on large capture files might take quite a long time.

filter toolbar recent

Recent

Select from a list of recently applied filters.

Expression…​

Filter Expression

Open a dialog box that lets you edit a display filter from a list of protocol fields as described in Section 6.5, “The “Filter Expression” dialog box”

filter toolbar add

Add Button

Add a new filter expression button.

Squirrels

Expression Button

Example filter expression button named “Squirrels”.