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.
Raspberry Pi Config Editor
Raspbian – Linux - Windows
What is the config editor?
• First it is a normal editor app
• It’s specialized to edit the config.txt file of a Raspberry Pi
• It got highlighting functions for the properties
• And it is visually - it displays the most cryptic codes of the configuration settings
• You can CLICK and SELECT instead of TYPE and SEARCH
How does a config.txt look like?
• Lots of properties
• Cryptic values
• Uncomfortable editing
Edited with nano on an Pi
The editor with more fun
Your decision: change whenever you
Visual input Editor with highlighting
• We want to setup a Raspberry Pi with a 5” display
• The display needs a fixed resolution of 800x480 pixels (15:9)
• It’s power connected via USB from our Raspberry Pi
What properties do we have to
set in the config.txt
Start as usual
• Download your image from raspberrypi.org/downloads
• Write image to the SD card
• Just let the card in the reader
• And start the Raspberry Pi Config Editor
• Open the
• First activate
more USB power
on the group-
Setup the display
• Select HDMI
• Set HDMI drive to Normal DVI
• Change HDMI group to DMT
• And choose our resolution in HDMI
• Ohh – our display is not supported!
• But we can use a special mode:
choose Custom mode
Setup the display
• Switch to the group Custom
• And enter our values:
800 480 60 6 0 0 0
• Press SAVE button
Let‘s look what the code looks like
And a test?
You can download it from my homepage:
You can download it on github:
Contact and ideas?
I’m happy for you ideas, and comments. You can write
to me ideas and issues on github:
Or with the contact form of my blog:
Thanks for that!
The app is coded with Lazarus and is Freeware!
Because of that you can use it on nearly every
computer system. Just compile it by yourself with
You can download the source also on github:
Check the webpage of rpiconfigedit
Or on Hackster.io
© 2019 T. Angielsky