3.21. The Statusbar

The statusbar displays informational messages.

In general, the left side will show context related information, the middle part will show information about the current capture file, and the right side will show the selected configuration profile. Drag the handles between the text areas to change the size.

Figure 3.20. The initial Statusbar


This statusbar is shown while no capture file is loaded, e.g. when Wireshark is started.

Figure 3.21. The Statusbar with a loaded capture file


Figure 3.22. The Statusbar with a configuration profile menu


For a detailed description of configuration profiles, see Section 10.6, “Configuration Profiles”.

Figure 3.23. The Statusbar with a selected protocol field


This is displayed if you have selected a protocol field from the “Packet Details” pane.


The value between the parentheses (in this example ‘ipv6.src’) can be used as a display filter, representing the selected protocol field.

Figure 3.24. The Statusbar with a display filter message


This is displayed if you are trying to use a display filter which may have unexpected results. For a detailed description, see Section 6.4.6, “A Common Mistake”.