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Adding file path to title bar

asked 2023-06-27 17:59:06 +0000

Betsy0129 gravatar image

I often analyze multiple traces at the same time which often have the same name. It would be helpful if I could set the windows GUI title bar to show the full path and name of the trace file.

I see under Preferences > Advanced the gui.window_title and gui_prepend_window title options. Is there a certain value that might represent the full path to the file? I know I could manually enter the path value every time I open a trace but I'm hoping there is a value I could set that would automatically pick up the path every time I open a new trace file.

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I see under Preferences > Advanced the gui.window_title and gui_prepend_window title options.

You'll also see "Window title" and "Prepend window title" options under Preferences > Appearance - no need to dive into the advanced options.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2023-06-29 05:37:00 +0000 )edit

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answered 2023-06-27 18:06:42 +0000

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From the source code:

register_string_like_preference(gui_module, "window_title", "Custom window title",
    "Custom window title to be appended to the existing title\n"
    "%F = file path of the capture file\n"
    "%P = profile name\n"
    "%S = a conditional separator (\" - \") that only shows when surrounded by variables with values or static text\n"
    "%V = version info",
    &prefs.gui_window_title, PREF_STRING, NULL, TRUE);
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What version of Wireshark are you running?
If not fixed in the latest version, you could test with a development build.
3453: Qt: Edit->Preferences resets titlebar and statusBar to defaults

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2023-06-27 18:19:13 +0000 )edit

Adding %F to the gui.prepend_window_title was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

Betsy0129 gravatar imageBetsy0129 ( 2023-06-27 18:47:33 +0000 )edit

That's... not the place where this should be documented.

Section 11.5. "Preferences" of the Wireshark User's Guide needs to be greatly expanded - and updated, given that, among other things, the "Window title" and "Prepend window title" preferences date back at least to Wireshark 3.6, but the screenshot of the Appearance page doesn't show it.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2023-06-29 06:14:17 +0000 )edit

Bug #19176 filed on the deficient "Preferences" section.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2023-06-29 06:49:14 +0000 )edit

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