DecoderPro® Manual
Setup JMRI
Getting Started
Using DecoderPro
DecoderPro® Programming Modes
The Basic Programmer
The Comprehensive Programmer

DecoderPro® Main Window

Main Window Overview

When you start DecoderPro, the DecoderPro window is displayed. All of the JMRI functions can be accessed via the menu bar on the DecoderPro® window, additional menus are added when functions are selected, example below with added operations menu(selected on operations setup window), which is also in the tools menu.


After initial setup of preferences, you may have added buttons at the bottom of the screen to open various tools that you may want to use. These buttons will vary to match your preferences, I have setup buttons for New Throttle, Power Control and Monitor LocoNet.


Menu Bar

Contains the menus that allows you to access all the features and tools in JMRI

DecoderPro® icon and DecoderPro version information is displayed. The version of Java installed and in use is also shown

Service Mode (Programming Track) Programmer button provides access to the decoder programming capability in Service Mode Programmer
Operations Mode (Main Track) Programmer Provides access to the Operations Mode Programmer.
Help Opens the Help Window
Quit Exits the program, with confirmation dialog.

The buttons shown at the bottom of the window are not JMRI defaults, but instead are setup in your preference to open each time you start DecoderPro®. The following are samples that could be set in your preferences. (Shown are for a Digitrax LocoNet system)

New Throttle... Opens a throttle window which provides a tool to control your trains, you may open more than one throttle and position on the computer screen


Monitor LocoNet Opens the Monitor LocoNet window that allows you to monitor the commands and responses on the LocoNet.

locoNet monitor

Power Control Opens Power Control window, which allows you to turn track power on or off during operations when supported by your system.

power control

These are just samples of the possible buttons that may be added at startup.