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When I try to use the numpad (numerical keypad) and hit the decimal point key Wireshark gives me a comma instead of a dot. While I agree that, that is the default for my country, it isn't how I have Windows setup. Excel and the built in Windows 7 calculator both re-act "correctly" and use a dot instead of a comma when I use the "." key on the numpad, but Wireshark seems to be getting its cue from someplace else, and it is using a comma.

Does anyone have any idea concerning how I might change this, so that I can type IP addresses using just my numpad?


asked 19 Apr '13, 00:59

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edited 19 Apr '13, 08:02

After googling a bit, I believe that is a "known problem" of GTK (Other tools seem to have similar problems). Please file a bug report at


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answered 20 Apr '13, 05:51

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After thinking about it some more today--and poking around inside Windows--this is pretty much the conclusion I had arrived at as well, but I am new to Wireshark and wanted some confirmation from the community before I filed a bug report. I will do so now.

Thank you for your time and assistance. :)

(20 Apr '13, 10:21) oldenough
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