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3.13. The "Help" menu

The Wireshark Help menu contains the fields shown in Table 3.10, “Help menu items”.

Figure 3.10. The "Help" Menu

The "Help" Menu

Table 3.10. Help menu items

Menu Item Accelerator Description
Contents F1

This menu item brings up a basic help system.


This menu item starts a Web browser showing various FAQ's.

Manual Pages > ...

This menu item starts a Web browser showing one of the locally installed html manual pages.

Wireshark Online > ...

This menu item starts a Web browser showing the chosen webpage from:

Supported Protocols (slow!)

This menu item brings up a dialog box showing the supported protocols and protocol fields.

About Wireshark

This menu item brings up an information window that provides some information on Wireshark, such as the plugins, the used folders, ...

[Note] Note!

Calling a Web browser might be unsupported in your version of Wireshark. If this is the case, the corresponding menu items will be hidden.

[Note] Note!

If calling a Web browser fails on your machine, maybe because just nothing happens or the browser is started but no page is shown, have a look at the web browser setting in the preferences dialog.

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