6.2. Pop-up menus

You can bring up a pop-up menu over either the “Packet List”, its column header, or “Packet Details” pane by clicking your right mouse button at the corresponding pane.

6.2.1. Pop-up menu of the “Packet List” column header

Figure 6.3. Pop-up menu of the “Packet List” column header

ws column header popup menu

The following table gives an overview of which functions are available in this header, where to find the corresponding function in the main menu, and a short description of each item.

Table 6.1. The menu items of the “Packet List” column header pop-up menu

ItemIdentical to main menu’s item:Description

Sort Ascending

 

Sort the packet list in ascending order based on this column.

Sort Descending

 

Sort the packet list in descending order based on this column.

No Sort

 

Remove sorting order based on this column.

Align Left

 

Set left alignment of the values in this column.

Align Center

 

Set center alignment of the values in this column.

Align Right

 

Set right alignment of the values in this column.

Column Preferences…​

 

Open the Preferences dialog box on the column tab.

Resize Column

 

Resize the column to fit the values.

Rename Column Title

 

Allows you to change the title of the column header.

Displayed Column

View

This menu items folds out with a list of all configured columns. These columns can now be shown or hidden in the packet list.

Hide Column

 

Allows you to hide the column from the packet list.

Remove Column

 

Allows you to remove the column from the packet list.


6.2.2. Pop-up menu of the “Packet List” pane

Figure 6.4. Pop-up menu of the “Packet List” pane

ws packet pane popup menu

The following table gives an overview of which functions are available in this pane, where to find the corresponding function in the main menu, and a short description of each item.

Table 6.2. The menu items of the “Packet List” pop-up menu

ItemIdentical to main menu’s item:Description

Mark Packet (toggle)

Edit

Mark/unmark a packet.

Ignore Packet (toggle)

Edit

Ignore or inspect this packet while dissecting the capture file.

Set Time Reference (toggle)

Edit

Set/reset a time reference.

Manually Resolve Address

 

Allows you to enter a name to resolve for the selected address.

Apply as Filter

Analyze

Prepare and apply a display filter based on the currently selected item.

Prepare a Filter

Analyze

Prepare a display filter based on the currently selected item.

Conversation Filter

 

This menu item applies a display filter with the address information from the selected packet. E.g. the IP menu entry will set a filter to show the traffic between the two IP addresses of the current packet. XXX - add a new section describing this better.

Colorize Conversation

 

This menu item uses a display filter with the address information from the selected packet to build a new colorizing rule.

SCTP

 

Allows you to analyze and prepare a filter for this SCTP association.

Follow TCP Stream

Analyze

Allows you to view all the data on a TCP stream between a pair of nodes.

Follow UDP Stream

Analyze

Allows you to view all the data on a UDP datagram stream between a pair of nodes.

Follow TLS Stream

Analyze

Same as “Follow TCP Stream” but for TLS or SSL. XXX - add a new section describing this better.

Copy/ Summary (Text)

 

Copy the summary fields as displayed to the clipboard, as tab-separated text.

Copy/ Summary (CSV)

 

Copy the summary fields as displayed to the clipboard, as comma-separated text.

Copy/ As Filter

 

Prepare a display filter based on the currently selected item and copy that filter to the clipboard.

Copy/ Bytes (Offset Hex Text)

 

Copy the packet bytes to the clipboard in hexdump-like format.

Copy/ Bytes (Offset Hex)

 

Copy the packet bytes to the clipboard in hexdump-like format, but without the text portion.

Copy/ Bytes (Printable Text Only)

 

Copy the packet bytes to the clipboard as ASCII text, excluding non-printable characters.

Copy/ Bytes (Hex Stream)

 

Copy the packet bytes to the clipboard as an unpunctuated list of hex digits.

Copy/ Bytes (Binary Stream)

 

Copy the packet bytes to the clipboard as raw binary. The data is stored in the clipboard as MIME-type “application/octet-stream”.

Decode As…​

Analyze

Change or apply a new relation between two dissectors.

Print…​

File

Print packets.

Show Packet in New Window

View

Display the selected packet in a new window.


6.2.3. Pop-up menu of the “Packet Details” pane

Figure 6.5. Pop-up menu of the “Packet Details” pane

ws details pane popup menu

The following table gives an overview of which functions are available in this pane, where to find the corresponding function in the main menu, and a short description of each item.

Table 6.3. The menu items of the “Packet Details” pop-up menu

ItemIdentical to main menu’s item:Description

Expand Subtrees

View

Expand the currently selected subtree.

Collapse Subtrees

View

Collapse the currently selected subtree.

Expand All

View

Expand all subtrees in all packets in the capture.

Collapse All

View

Wireshark keeps a list of all the protocol subtrees that are expanded, and uses it to ensure that the correct subtrees are expanded when you display a packet. This menu item collapses the tree view of all packets in the capture list.

Apply as Column

 

Use the selected protocol item to create a new column in the packet list.

Apply as Filter

Analyze

Prepare and apply a display filter based on the currently selected item.

Prepare a Filter

Analyze

Prepare a display filter based on the currently selected item.

Colorize with Filter

 

This menu item uses a display filter with the information from the selected protocol item to build a new colorizing rule.

Follow TCP Stream

Analyze

Allows you to view all the data on a TCP stream between a pair of nodes.

Follow UDP Stream

Analyze

Allows you to view all the data on a UDP datagram stream between a pair of nodes.

Follow TLS Stream

Analyze

Same as “Follow TCP Stream” but for TLS. XXX - add a new section describing this better.

Copy/ Description

Edit

Copy the displayed text of the selected field to the system clipboard.

Copy/ Fieldname

Edit

Copy the name of the selected field to the system clipboard.

Copy/ Value

Edit

Copy the value of the selected field to the system clipboard.

Copy/ As Filter

Edit

Prepare a display filter based on the currently selected item and copy it to the clipboard.

Copy/ Bytes (Offset Hex Text)

 

Copy the packet bytes to the clipboard in hexdump-like format; similar to the Packet List Pane command, but copies only the bytes relevant to the selected part of the tree (the bytes selected in the Packet Bytes Pane).

Copy/ Bytes (Offset Hex)

 

Copy the packet bytes to the clipboard in hexdump-like format, but without the text portion; similar to the Packet List Pane command, but copies only the bytes relevant to the selected part of the tree (the bytes selected in the Packet Bytes Pane).

Copy/ Bytes (Printable Text Only)

 

Copy the packet bytes to the clipboard as ASCII text, excluding non-printable characters; similar to the Packet List Pane command, but copies only the bytes relevant to the selected part of the tree (the bytes selected in the Packet Bytes Pane).

Copy/ Bytes (Hex Stream)

 

Copy the packet bytes to the clipboard as an unpunctuated list of hex digits; similar to the Packet List Pane command, but copies only the bytes relevant to the selected part of the tree (the bytes selected in the Packet Bytes Pane).

Copy/ Bytes (Binary Stream)

 

Copy the packet bytes to the clipboard as raw binary; similar to the Packet List Pane command, but copies only the bytes relevant to the selected part of the tree (the bytes selected in the Packet Bytes Pane). The data is stored in the clipboard as MIME-type “application/octet-stream”.

Export Selected Packet Bytes…​

File

This menu item is the same as the File menu item of the same name. It allows you to export raw packet bytes to a binary file.

Wiki Protocol Page

 

Show the wiki page corresponding to the currently selected protocol in your web browser.

Filter Field Reference

 

Show the filter field reference web page corresponding to the currently selected protocol in your web browser.

Protocol Preferences…​

 

The menu item takes you to the properties dialog and selects the page corresponding to the protocol if there are properties associated with the highlighted field. More information on preferences can be found in Figure 11.7, “The preferences dialog box”.

Decode As…​

Analyze

Change or apply a new relation between two dissectors.

Disable Protocol

 

Allows you to temporarily disable a protocol dissector, which may be blocking the legitimate dissector.

Resolve Name

View

Causes a name resolution to be performed for the selected packet, but NOT every packet in the capture.

Go to Corresponding Packet

Go

If the selected field has a corresponding packet, go to it. Corresponding packets will usually be a request/response packet pair or such.