DecoderPro® Manual
Setup JMRI
Getting Started
Using DecoderPro
DecoderPro Programming Modes
The Basic Programmer
The Comprehensive Programmer
Advanced Features
DecoderPro® Main Window
Error Messages

Getting Started with DecoderPro®

How do I start the DecoderPro program for New User?

For First Time or totally new Install. Once you have downloaded the JMRI software and installed it, simply open the program in the usual manner for your operating system. An icon for DecoderPro should be installed on your Desktop.

DecoderPro may be opened by double click on the Desktop icon and the DecoderPro initial screen as shown below will be displayed on completion of startup for a brand new install with no settings stored in your computer.

First time install start screen


Press the Next > button to start the wizard.


Press the Next > button to continue.


Select your system and other options for your system will be shown.


Select your system connection.


Select your Serial port and Command station type.


Next Connection Prefix and Connection Name, At this time leave as default.

Press the Next > button.


Press the Finish button.

The DecoderPro main window is displayed with instructions for Getting Started:

new start

When you want to set up the other preferences at this time, go to Edit -> Preferences. A pane will come up that allows you to set up the system for your particular configuration.