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Why does Wireshark randomly (seems that way) open the packet in a new window on a single click?

asked 2020-06-18 14:57:32 +0000

Y2kmfic gravatar image

When studying packets for a particular protocol and single-clicking on packets, sometimes when I single-click it opens the packet in a new window that I now have to close since that's not what I want.

Is there a way to configure Wireshark to only open in a new window with a double-click or "Show Packet in New Window" right-click option.


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Which version (wireshark -v) and operating system?

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-06-18 15:01:56 +0000 )edit

Thanks for the quick reply.

Version 3.2.3 (v3.2.3-0-gf39b50865a13) Windows 7 64 with latest updates.

I see a new version is available. I'll check that.

Y2kmfic gravatar imageY2kmfic ( 2020-06-18 15:36:26 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-06-18 15:47:15 +0000

Y2kmfic gravatar image

OK.. I think it's the damn mouse. I just did a click test and it's registering two clicks on occasion when I only clicked once. Time for a new mouse.

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answered 2020-06-18 15:51:06 +0000

Jaap gravatar image

The user interface handling code is very specific about single and double clicks, so it's rather unusual to see a double click action on a single click input. Unless we can prove a single click event was posted to the application that is then processed as a double click, I'm unsure this can be handled at the application level. Filing a proper bug report, possibly with GUI interaction tracing would be a good starting point.

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