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Why is "show packet bytes Ctrl-Shift-O" grayed out and not working?

asked 2019-06-17 18:29:11 +0000

jwhite518 gravatar image

Menu option Analyze > Show Packet Bytes is grayed out. This was working just earlier today but now every trace I open it is unavailable. Did I hit some mysterious key sequence that killed it?

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answered 2019-06-17 19:45:43 +0000

Jaap gravatar image

This comes from the packet details pane right context menu. Therefore you have to select a line in the packet details pane for this main menu item to activate.

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I have a packet selected. See screenshot. Packet is selected, but the menu option is gray.

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jwhite518 gravatar imagejwhite518 ( 2019-06-17 19:53:26 +0000 )edit

That's not the packet details pane, that's the packet list.

Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2019-06-17 20:56:49 +0000 )edit

Perhaps the menu item should be renamed "Show Field Bytes", as it doesn't show all the bytes of the entire frame selected in the packet list pane, it shows all the bytes of the particular field selected in the packet details pane.

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2019-06-17 22:26:39 +0000 )edit

Thank you Jaap and Guy. I was sure I had clicked the data portion of the packet but obviously I had not. Such a simple answer.

jwhite518 gravatar imagejwhite518 ( 2019-06-27 16:03:50 +0000 )edit

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