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how can I clear the display filter history in the dropdown box? It's easy to delete saved filters but not apparent how to edit/delete the history.

asked 11 Oct '10, 19:37

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There is no functionality within Wireshark to edit/delete the filters in the display filter history. However, the entries are saved in the file "recent_common" in your personal preferences folder (see "Help -> About wireshark -> Folders" for the location of this folder on your system).

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answered 11 Oct '10, 23:05

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Go to
Edit -> Preferences...
Change the number at Filter display max. list entries: 10
Click Apply and OK

Or change the Preferences file.
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Wireshark\Preferences or look for the file location at
Help -> About wireshark -> Folders

Change the number at:
# The max. number of entries in the display filter list.
# A decimal number.
gui.recent_display_filter_entries.max: 10

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answered 11 Oct '10, 21:16

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edited 11 Oct '10, 21:46

Got it, thanks!

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answered 12 Oct '10, 07:28

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