Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 6105] New: So much is wrong with the Help
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 13:59:15 -0700 (PDT)

           Summary: So much is wrong with the Help
           Product: Wireshark
           Version: 1.6.0
          Platform: x86-64
        OS/Version: Windows 7
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Major
          Priority: Low
         Component: Documentation
        AssignedTo: [email protected]
        ReportedBy: [email protected]

Build Information:
Version 1.6.0 (SVN Rev 37592 from /trunk-1.6)

Copyright 1998-2011 Gerald Combs <[email protected]> and contributors.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO

Compiled (64-bit) with GTK+ 2.22.1, with GLib 2.26.1, with WinPcap (version
unknown), with libz 1.2.5, without POSIX capabilities, without libpcre, without
SMI, with c-ares 1.7.1, with Lua 5.1, without Python, with GnuTLS 2.10.3, with
Gcrypt 1.4.6, without Kerberos, with GeoIP, with PortAudio V19-devel (built Jun 
7 2011), with AirPcap.

Running on 64-bit Windows 7, build 7600, with WinPcap version 4.1.2 (packet.dll
version, based on libpcap version 1.0 branch 1_0_rel0b (20091008),
GnuTLS 2.10.3, Gcrypt 1.4.6, without AirPcap.

Built using Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0 build 21022

Wireshark is Open Source Software released under the GNU General Public

Check the man page and http://www.wireshark.org for more information.
I would love to open individual bugs, but don't have the time. Also, these
should probably all be cleaned up at the same time.

1: shift-ctrl-p -> Capture -> Edit -> Help button
"This program cannot display the webpage"
Contents and and Search tab work though.

2: Help invoked via 1: blocks the built in search -- minimize the Help window,
and type in the Edit window, the built in search no longer works. It can be
revived by clicking _only_ in the Interfaces box in the top part of the dialog.

3: Built in search is not documented in "10.5.1 Interface Options". See Bug

4: "10.5 Preferences" says "Preference settings are added frequently. For a
recent explanation of the preference pages and their settings have a look at
the Wireshark Wiki Preferences page at http://wiki.wireshark.org/Preferences.";
So I clicked, then clicked /Capture...  Also doesn't document the built in

5: Help from 4 contains screenshots of **ethereal** so is years out of date.
Doesn't document changing the default link-layer type.

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