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I installed the 64bit version of Wireshark on Windows 10. This screenshot shows what I see when I launch Wireshark which does not look at all like the GUI expected. After restarting my computer, it then went through about a minute of "registering dissectors". For example "registering dissectors cmd" and a whole lot more. Is any of this normal? The startup screen still does not look normal, the same as the first launch of the software.

asked 01 May '16, 22:22

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So what's unusual or incorrect about that screenshot? Nothing looks wrong to me. "It's different from what I see with 1.12" isn't "it's not correct" - the main screen changed significantly between Wireshark 1.12 and Wireshark 2.0, and that's a perfectly normal 2.0 main screen.

And "registering dissectors" is one of the stages of starting up, and has been before 2.0 - the only difference between the old GTK+ interface in 1.12 and the new Qt interface in 2.0 is that the startup progress indications are part of the main screen in 2.0 but part of a separate splash screen window in 1.12. I'm surprised it takes about a minute on your machine, but maybe that's a Windows vs. OS X issue, or a "your machine vs. my machine" issue.

(01 May '16, 23:12) Guy Harris ♦♦

Request you to create shortcut of wireshark-gtk.exe on your desktop which is the part of installation directory to look same as wireshark older version.

(01 May '16, 23:29) Dinesh Babu ...

Thank you for the quick reply. I was following along with a training course to learn Wireshark and the opening screen looked much different. I launched the legacy version and that interface looks the way I was expecting. I didn't realize they had changed the interface. Sounds like all is well, thanks!

(02 May '16, 06:35) DanMiller

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(02 May '16, 07:16) Jaap ♦

The Wireshark 2.0.3 default GUI is Qt based, while the 1.x series was GTK+ based by default. The switch to the Qt based default interface has been in the works for quite some time and was the main reason to bump the major release number to 2.

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answered 02 May '16, 01:48

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To make it easier on yourself, and not have to translate your video training windows over the new interface while learning, re-install Wireshark 2.0.3 and select the "Wireshark Legacy Desktop Icon" from the shortcuts. alt text

Then you'll get a Wireshark Legacy icon on the desktop that runs the interface you'll be able to use and follow your video with ease. alt text

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