3.15. The “Help” menu

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

Figure 3.13. The “Help” Menu

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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/.

FAQ’s

This menu item starts a Web browser showing various FAQ’s.

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 build, 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.