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Mouse hover highlight hex to ascii issue.

Of the three window Panes, the 'Packet Bytes' pane, it used to be that if you hover the mouse over the Hex or binary data, either 'printable text' or 'value' whichever one, the mouse would highlight the current location and also it's match. so to clarify, both the printable text (hex/binary) and the value(printable text) would be lit up, wherever the mouse goes.

This behavior is observed in windows, but not in linux (centos 7, fedora 25).

Can anybody shed some light into the right direction, where can i start troubleshooting to get this feature on linux?

Thanks in advance!

Update: Okay, so does the windows version use QT?

can this feature be ported over to GTK+ also?? https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11547

asked 12 Jan '17, 20:06

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edited 12 Jan '17, 20:07


The hover highlighting feature was created for Qt, since that is the interface toolkit we are moving towards. Therefore don't expect many, if any, improvements on the GTK interface in Wireshark 2.x. Might as well the Qt variant on your Linux systems.

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answered 12 Jan '17, 23:55

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