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
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 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:
the number of captured packets
the number of packets currently being
the number of marked packets
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
For a detailed description of configuration profiles, see
Section 9.6, “Configuration Profiles”.
Figure 3.20. The Statusbar with a selected protocol field
This is displayed if you have selected a protocol field from the
"Packet Details" pane.
The value between the brackets (in this example
) can be used as a display filter string,
representing the selected protocol field.
Figure 3.21. 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”.