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### Is there any way to disable <wireshark lua="" fake="" item=""> from being displayed?

Is there a way to disable Wireshark Lua fake item from being displayed? I have several chained Lua dissectors and as a result, the Wireshark Packet Details pane as well as tshark output, can be rather noisy and messy looking. What purpose does it even serve?

If it's not possible to disable it from being displayed (which I suspect it is not), then would it be acceptable to remove it, or at least introduce an option/preference to avoid displaying it?

(For me, even changing it to a hidden item would be just as messy, as I almost always choose to "Display hidden protocol items", but I've never once found this Wireshark Lua fake item thing to be useful - just unnecessary clutter.)