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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

Yes, super annoying, same thing happens to me, click, look, click, new window, damn, click, look click, new window. There is nothing wrong with my mouse, I'm not double clicking, this only happens in wireshark when clicking on the frame lines.

ptr727 gravatar imageptr727 ( 2022-09-14 04:10:07 +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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