Did you know that you can customize the Wireshark window title?
The first time I ran across this was when using GNS3. Whenever I did a packet capture in my GNS3 environment the Wireshark window title would be changed to show which link I had done the capture on:
A little digging, and I found out that you can modify the window title. For example you can show the file path of the capture file, the current profile name, and version number.
To set a new window title, in the Wireshark GUI, select Edit> Preferences. You will get the Wireshark Preferences pop up window:
Note that there is an Advanced Option. Click on Advanced:
Now, in the search bar of this window, enter “window” (as you type that word, the search is performed – also be careful to not hit ‘Enter’ as I always do, else the window will close):
Now, the setting you are looking for is called “gui.window_title”:
Now you want to double click in the Value column and a box will appear where you can change the value:
You can put anything here as just a string. Even better you can put some variables here as well:
So here is an example:
Profile: %P %S Path %F %S Wireshark Version: %V