Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 7374] Update interface lists on interface add/removal
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 01:26:55 -0700 (PDT)

--- Comment #25 from Pontus Fuchs <[email protected]> 2012-06-25 01:26:54 PDT ---

> I think "Not easy to find" is at least one point in moving it. :-)  I.e., if it
> were a menu item under Capture, you could at least find it if you didn't have
> that dialog open (especially useful if you're just sitting at the welcome
> screen and don't have any dialogs open).

That's a good point. Finding that button is not easy :)

> Well, there are several parts of "managing interfaces".
> There's "refreshing the list of interfaces", which shouldn't require going to
> Capture -> Options and then popping up an "Add Interfaces" dialog and clicking
> "Refresh"; it should just involve clicking a "Refresh" button or selecting
> Capture -> Refresh Interfaces, so you can do it from the welcome screen.
> There's "capturing from something that's not in the interfaces list", which
> just needs a way to specify a new interface and add it to the list in the
> welcome screen and, if it's open, the Capture -> Options dialog (*INCLUDING*
> the ability to add local interfaces, just in case some local interface can't be
> opened for some reason *other* than "no permission to capture on anything", so
> the user can try to open it and see what the error is).
> And there's "hiding interfaces, providing your own friendly name, changing the
> default capture settings for the interface, etc.", which is currently done from
> the "Capture" pane for Preferences.
> I'd vote for the first two of those operations being available from *all*
> locations that show a set of interfaces - the welcome screen, the Capture ->
> Options dialog, and the Capture -> Interfaces dialog.  The third of those might
> be OK left under the Capture pane for Preferences.
> And there's managing the list

Ok. Good points. You have convinced me. Lets start hacking and we can continue
the discussion when we have something concrete.

Care to review and comment the existing patches in the mean time. Need some
feedback on them.

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