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I am running Wireshark 1.10.2 on Windows 7 and have found a problem. This happens on two different computers running those versions.

When I place an annotation on any packet - that comment is on every packet. If I edit the comment on one packet, it is edited in all the others.

For example: If I click on packet #3 and add the annotation "comment on packet 3".

Then select packet #6, it has an annotation of "comment on packet 3". If I edit that annotation to say "comment on packet 6", and go back to packet 3, it now has the "comment on packet 6" annotation.

BTW... whatever the current comment on packets - going into Statistics | Summary shows that comment and editing it there changes it on all packets.

Has anyone else seen this behavior?

asked 26 Oct '13, 10:27

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Yes, I can confirm this behavior on 1.10.2 as well as on the trunk. Another problem is that the packet comments are not listed in the Expert Infos tab. Please file a bug report.

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answered 26 Oct '13, 11:30

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Bug Report #9331 submitted...

(26 Oct '13, 11:55) kpalmgren

Actually not a bug at all... the button in the lower left I was using is the button to place a comment for the entire file - the same comment as in the Statistics | Summary screen.

To comment on individual packets, right-click the packet and choose "Packet Comment"

(27 Oct '13, 07:09) kpalmgren

Well I guess you can tell how often I use packet comments. That seemed like the more intuitive way to add/edit comments to me than right-clicking.

Personally, I'd like to see some sort of icon/indicator in the packet list for each packet with a comment. I know if you click on a packet and it has a packet comment, the packet details will indicate this, and I realize that the Expert Infos will also list all packets with comments, but I think it'd still be nice not to have to rely on Expert Infos as the only way to be able to figure out which packets have comments and which don't.

(27 Oct '13, 17:51) cmaynard ♦♦
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