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Wireshark not opening "decode as" window

asked 2019-08-21 00:12:20 +0000

LiCKwid gravatar image

updated 2019-08-21 03:51:59 +0000

I have a pcap file with a specific packet that I am supposed to decode. Every time I click "decode as" Wireshark opens the "decode as: show" window, instead of the normal "decode as" window. The problem is that I am not able to hit "apply" when I finish putting together my decode options. I only have the options of "OK", "SAVE", and "CLEAR".

Just for a reference I am talking about the difference between the entry "11.4.2. User Specified Decodes" and "11.4.3. Show User Specified Decodes" on the Wireshark help pages. I've linked the specific help page below.

Is there a setting I can change so that I am able to open the "decode as" window instead of "decode as show".

Edit: I'm also running Wireshark v. 3.0.3 on Windows 10

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Which version of Wireshark is this, and on what operating system are you running Wireshark?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2019-08-21 01:30:47 +0000 )edit

It's Wireshark v. 3.0.3 (newest current version as of 8/20/19). Windows 10 v. 1803

LiCKwid gravatar imageLiCKwid ( 2019-08-21 03:50:43 +0000 )edit

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answered 2019-08-21 07:59:42 +0000

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Unfortunately that's an area of the documentation that is out of date and refers to the old and obsolete GTK UI.

In the new UI, most fields are actually a drop list, activated by clicking on the field. Use the "current" field to select the protocol you wish to use. Click "OK" to just set the decode options for the current Wireshark session, click "Save" to save them to the current profile for use in subsequent sessions.

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