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How can whenever I open my wireshark (by clicking on the Desktop icon in Mac OS X) it opens my printer instead and nothing happens?

asked 18 May '15, 11:51

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Shiny Supman
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edited 18 May '15, 13:17

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Kurt Knochner ♦


  • what do you mean by "it opens my printer"?
  • how do you start Wireshark
  • what is your OS and OS version
  • what is your Wireshark version
(18 May '15, 12:30) Kurt Knochner ♦

I remember when I first time open my wireshark it was asking me to open something. Then I accidentally click on my printer, so from that point whenever i open my wireshark it goes straight opening my printer. I don't know how to get to my wireshark settings because it keeps opening my printer once i click the wireshark icon.

I start the wireshark by clicking the wireshark icon on my macbook desktop screen.

I am using macbook pro Yosemite 10.10.3

I have the latest wireshark version for mac. I just downloaded it 2 days ago at


(18 May '15, 13:10) Shiny Supman

Did try this?

  • uninstall Wireshark
  • delete Desktop icon
  • reinstall Wireshark
(18 May '15, 13:28) Kurt Knochner ♦

What does the command

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -dump | egrep -i x11


(18 May '15, 16:11) Guy Harris ♦♦

(work around OSQA annoyance)

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -dump | egrep -i x11
            description:   X11 application
(19 May '15, 11:36) Shiny Supman

I tried reinstalling it and it still the same. I am sure I had it wrong program association. I remember a prompt pops out when I first opened it. I just accidentally pick my printer. I just need instructions how to disassociate it with my printer. Thanks

(19 May '15, 11:39) Shiny Supman

I just need instructions how to disassociate it with my printer.

We can't give you that until we figure out how it's associated; that's what I'm trying to do with these questions.

Please run the command

/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -dump >~/Desktop/lsdump.txt

which will put a text file "lsdump.txt" on your desktop. Then upload that entire file somewhere where we can access it, such as

(19 May '15, 12:18) Guy Harris ♦♦
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