Raspberry Pi Config Editor
The Raspberry Pi Config Editor visually displays the most cryptic codes in the configuration settings of a Raspberry Pi. The editor does not work with codes but with plain texts. So hopefully starting up your Raspi will be a breeze.
Short overview of the topics of this page:
Do you work with Microsoft Windows? No problem. You can make the necessary settings for your project directly after writing an SD card for the Raspberry Pi.
The Config Editor works like a normal editor. He can work with different file. This will allow you to prepare a configuration and later copy it to the /boot folder as config.txt.
In the editor, you still have the choice: Do you rather use visual adjustment properties with checkboxes, selection lists or input fields? Or does a text editor with syntax highlighting fit better?
If you enter a change via a selection field, the text in the editor is automatically updated. Conversely, known selection fields adapt to a change in the editor text.
In editor mode, you can use the color scheme to see if a property can also be set visually. This is represented by a green color.
Curious? Then download the current version and test the editor.
In the file menu, the usual file tasks can be done. From here also special tools are started.
Start a empty config.txt. All properties are set to default values.
Open a existing file
Save file to the already given name.
Opens the file /boot/config.txt. This command is only available on a Raspberry Pi.
Save file as
Save the current file under a new filename.
Save file ssh
Select the destination folder via a dialog. A plain text file named ssh is saved there. If this is stored in the boot folder of the Raspberry SD card, you can access the Pi directly via remote connection. You do not need to connect a keyboard, mouse or screen.
It will also be easier to connect Wifi with the function wpa_supplicant.confg – if your Raspberry should get a WLAN connection. Enter the name of your Wifi network as SSID and your password and save also in the boot folder of the SD card. Your Raspberry already has access to your WLAN.
In the dialog window you can set various options of the editor. After clicking OK, your changes will be saved permanently and will be available again at the next program start.
Here you can make the behavior of creating content of config.txt. These settings are available to you.
- Do not create an entry for default settings
If the option is active, the text file config.txt contains only one entry of a property, if this differs from its default value. For example, if you do not select Show splash screen, no text will appear in config.txt.
- Insert comments for each property
If the option is active, the editor will create a comment for each item with explanations of this.
The Raspberry Pi Config Editor can not handle all the features that the Raspberry Pi Foundation can do in config.txt – but a lot more. For a better overview these are divided into different groups.
You can download the latest version for Windows and Raspbian for free. The developer package with source and all runtime versions can be found on my Github repository. If you only want the Runtime version for an operating system, it is best to select Dropbox.
Download from my Github repository
git clone https://github.com/tangielsky/rpiconfigedit.git
Download of the Runtime-Versionen from my Dropbox
The Linux archive is unzipped with tar xfvz name
You don’t have to install the editor. Just save it in any folder and unpack it.
Documentation of config.txt on raspberrypi.org
Documentation of config.txt on elinux.org
Article about Raspberry Pi Config Editor (German only)
The development of the editor is not finished yet. Would you like to know what is planned next?
My current development topics can be found at Projects on Github.