3.14. The “Help” Menu

The Wireshark Help menu contains the fields shown in Table 3.12, “Help menu items”.

Figure 3.12. The “Help” Menu

ws help menu

Table 3.12. Help menu items

Menu ItemAcceleratorDescription

Contents

F1

This menu item brings up a basic help system.

Manual Pages…​

 

This menu item starts a Web browser showing one of the locally installed html manual pages.

Website

 

This menu item starts a Web browser showing the webpage from: https://www.wireshark.org/.

FAQs

 

This menu item starts a Web browser showing various FAQs.

Downloads

 

This menu item starts a Web browser showing the downloads from: https://www.wireshark.org/download.html.

Wiki

 

This menu item starts a Web browser showing the front page from: https://wiki.wireshark.org/.

Sample Captures

 

This menu item starts a Web browser showing the sample captures from: https://wiki.wireshark.org/SampleCaptures.

About Wireshark

 

This menu item brings up an information window that provides various detailed information items on Wireshark, such as how it’s built, the plugins loaded, the used folders, …​


[Note]Note

Opening a Web browser might be unsupported in your version of Wireshark. If this is the case the corresponding menu items will be hidden.

If calling a Web browser fails on your machine, nothing happens, or the browser starts but no page is shown, have a look at the web browser setting in the preferences dialog.