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Copy as printable text option is nomore

asked 2023-11-22 11:55:00 +0000

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updated 2023-11-22 14:40:54 +0000

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Hi, I just installed the latest wireshark version and there is no "copy as printable text" option anymore when right clicking the packet. Is it a bug? If not how can i make the same action in this version?

Before the update if i right click any packet there was an option "Copy->As printable text" like this


And now there is no such an option. Like this


Output from Help->About

Version 4.2.0 (v4.2.0-0-g54eedfc63953).

Compiled (64-bit) using Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 (VC++ 14.37, build 32822),
with GLib 2.78.0, with Qt 6.5.3, with libpcap, with zlib 1.3.0, with PCRE2, with
Lua 5.2.4 (with UfW patches), with GnuTLS 3.7.9 and PKCS #11 support, with
Gcrypt 1.10.2-unknown, with Kerberos (MIT), with MaxMind, with nghttp2 1.57.0,
with nghttp3 1.0.0, with brotli, with LZ4, with Zstandard, with Snappy, with
libxml2 2.11.5, with libsmi 0.5.0, with QtMultimedia, with automatic updates
using WinSparkle 0.8.0, with AirPcap, with Minizip, with binary plugins.

Running on 64-bit Windows 10 (22H2), build 19045, with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700
CPU @ 3.40GHz (with SSE4.2), with 16267 MB of physical memory, with GLib 2.78.0,
with Qt 6.5.3, with Npcap version 1.78, based on libpcap version 1.10.4, with
PCRE2 10.42 2022-12-11, with c-ares 1.19.0, with GnuTLS 3.7.9, with Gcrypt
1.10.2-unknown, with nghttp2 1.57.0, with nghttp3 1.0.0, with brotli 1.0.9, with
LZ4 1.9.3, with Zstandard 1.5.2, without AirPcap, with light display mode,
without HiDPI, with QPA plugin "windows", with LC_TYPE=English_United
States.utf8, binary plugins supported.


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Can you update the question with output of wireshark -v or Help->About Wireshark:Wireshark tab?
Helps to verify the exact version and platform being run on.

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2023-11-22 12:32:19 +0000 )edit

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answered 2023-11-22 13:38:33 +0000

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Well, "as printable text" was very useful for me. No other current option gives the same output...

Vovang gravatar imageVovang ( 2023-11-22 13:55:06 +0000 )edit

What comes close is 'Follow stream' and select & copy the needed text.

André gravatar imageAndré ( 2023-11-22 21:10:19 +0000 )edit

I don't see 'Follow stream' option in the menu in the screenshot above... Where can I find it?

Vovang gravatar imageVovang ( 2023-11-22 22:58:35 +0000 )edit

In the screenshot it is shown as 'Follow', above 'Copy', select the proper stream type in the submenu.

André gravatar imageAndré ( 2023-11-22 23:08:29 +0000 )edit

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