Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] A more concise capture options dialog for 1.8
From: Michael Tuexen <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:56:09 +0200
On Jul 16, 2012, at 4:35 PM, Bogdan Harjoc wrote:

> The multi-interface capture dialog introduced in 1.7 seems geared for heavy-duty use:
> - ability to select which interfaces to capture from
> - separate dialog for per-interface options
> - verbose info right in the main options dialog
> (see attached png's)
> 
> But for people who don't spend their days inside wireshark, it may be a little less handy to use:
> - quickly typing a capture filter no longer possible
>    (for instance "tcp port 80" for all interfaces)
> - interface list requires scrolling if vmware/virtualbox/... interfaces are available
> - increased height of dialog window
> 
> I'd like to bring a few of the dialog's pre-1.7 capabilities into the current version:
> - bring back the global capture filter
Miss to comment this:
One problem with a global capture filter is, that it might apply to some interfaces,
but not to all. That is why we make the capture filter a "per interface" setting.
This way we can check if it makes sense (showing it with a green or red background).

Best regards
Michael
> - make the interface list more concise:
>   * IP addresses as separate field
>   * remove buffer sizes, use checkbox for promiscuous mode
>   * capture on all interfaces, using shift+click on 1st field's checkbox
>   * same for capturing all in promiscuous mode
> 
> I know I should have discussed this before 1.8.0, but I only started using 1.8 after the final release. I am posting this to ask whether (some of) these changes would be welcome, or it's just me and everyone finds the new options dialog better.
> 
> Attached are screenshots of the current UI and of the proposed changes. In case they don't go through, the png's are also at:
> http://patraulea.com/temp/capture-original.png
> http://patraulea.com/temp/capture-terse.png
> 
> Regards,
> Bogdan Harjoc
> 
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