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3.19. The Statusbar

The statusbar displays informational messages.

In general, the left side will show context related information, the middle part will show the current number of packets, and the right side will show the selected configuration profile. Drag the handles between the text areas to change the size.

Figure 3.17. The initial Statusbar

The initial Statusbar

This statusbar is shown while no capture file is loaded, e.g. when Wireshark is started.

Figure 3.18. The Statusbar with a loaded capture file

The Statusbar with a loaded capture file

  • The colorized bullet on the left shows the highest expert info level found in the currently loaded capture file. Hovering the mouse over this icon will show a textual description of the expert info level, and clicking the icon will bring up the Expert Infos dialog box. For a detailed description of expert info, see Section 7.3, “Expert Infos”.

  • The left side shows information about the capture file, its name, its size and the elapsed time while it was being captured.

  • The middle part shows the current number of packets in the capture file. The following values are displayed:

    • Packets: the number of captured packets

    • Displayed: the number of packets currently being displayed

    • Marked: the number of marked packets

    • Dropped: the number of dropped packets (only displayed if Wireshark was unable to capture all packets)

  • The right side shows the selected configuration profile. Clicking in this part of the statusbar will bring up a menu with all available configuration profiles, and selecting from this list will change the configuration profile.

Figure 3.19. The Statusbar with a configuration profile menu

The Statusbar with a configuration profile menu

For a detailed description of configuration profiles, see Section 9.6, “Configuration Profiles”.

Figure 3.20. The Statusbar with a selected protocol field

The Statusbar with a selected protocol field

This is displayed if you have selected a protocol field from the "Packet Details" pane.

[Tip] Tip!

The value between the brackets (in this example arp.opcode ) can be used as a display filter string, representing the selected protocol field.

Figure 3.21. The Statusbar with a display filter message

The Statusbar with a display filter message

This is displayed if you are trying to use a display filter which may have unexpected results. For a detailed description, see Section 6.4.4, “A common mistake”.


 
 
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