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Wireshark has the wonderful "Info" column that shows the most important information for a packet.

I am working on a trace file where the web server receives rather long GET requests with 400+ Byte long URIs.

When using the function "Resize Column" all fields on the right side of the Info column will go out of side. Scrolling "thousands" of pixel is no fun.

Is there aware of quick way to resize the column to something useful?

asked 13 Nov '12, 01:13

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Not as far as I know... you might want to put the info column rightmost in your configuration, so that the width doesn't bother you as much as when there are further columns behind it (that get pushed all the way to the right and out of sight otherwise).

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answered 13 Nov '12, 01:27

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Besides what @Jasper said.

you can use Configuration Profiles to circumvent the effects of that limitation.

Edit -> Configuration Profiles

Define two profiles: 'Long Info' and 'Short Info'. Resize the Info column in either profile as you need it. That value will be stored in the profile. Then you can switch pretty fast between the profiles with

Edit -> Configuration Profiles

then, double click on the profile name.

Alternatively, you can press the keys SHIFT-CTRL-A to show the profile dialog.

One last (cumbersome) option:

  • stop Wireshark
  • edit the 'recent' file: %USERPROFILE%/Application Data/Wireshark/recent. Change the value of %i in column.width.
  • restart Wireshark

Regards
Kurt

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answered 13 Nov '12, 02:01

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