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Hi, Working on a MAC (OSX 10.11.1 - EL Captain) with Wireshark 2.0.0. I'm trying to setup WLAN packet decryption. Strangely the Preferences menu-entry underneath the Edit menu is missing. Underneath the Configuration Profiles... menu-entry (where the Preferences menu-entry is suppose to be) I do have Start dictation and Emoji & Symbols. Anyone has a clue why?

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asked 19 Dec '15, 15:02

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edited 19 Dec '15, 20:32

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The standard location for preferences on OS X is under the application menu. The toolkit we're using (Qt) follows this convention by placing them under under Wireshark→Preferences as well as making them accessible via the command-comma (⌘-,) keyboard shortcut. Qt places the About Wireshark menu item under the Wireshark menu as well.

The traditional location for preferences on other platforms has been Edit→Preferences and that was where they ended up on OS X in earlier versions of Wireshark. We'll probably keep using that location on other platforms, although the Windows design guidelines now seems to recommend Tools→Options and the GNOME HIG recommends [Application menu]→Preferences.

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answered 19 Dec '15, 16:18

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Qt places the About Wireshark menu item under the Wireshark menu as well.

...which is where it's supposed to be in OS X applications.

(Presumably spd noted that the menu bar isn't where it used to be, either. :-))

the Windows design guidelines now seems to recommend ToolsOptions and the GNOME HIG recommends [Application menu]→Preferences.

And the KDE HIG says

Use these standard menu categories if they apply to your application: File, Edit, View, Insert, Format, Tools, Settings, Window, Help.

so I guess they'd go in some item under the Settings menu.

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