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Usually you don't need to create a configuration file, but if you need to change something that is not changeable in the UI create a blank file in ~/printer_data/config/KlipperScreen.conf, if the file already exist then just edit it.

Write in the file only the options that need to be changed, and restart KlipperScreen.


Each configuration option should be on a newline, as they are presented here.

The line endings should be of UNIX style (LF).

Include files

[include conf.d/*.conf]
# Include another configuration file. Wildcards (*) will expand to match anything.

Main Options

The options listed here are not changeable from within the ui.

# Time in seconds before the Job Status page closes itself after a successful job/print
# 0 means disabled
job_complete_timeout: 0

# Time in seconds before the Job Status closes itself if an error is encountered
job_error_timeout: 0

# Allows the cursor to be displayed on the screen
show_cursor: False

# If multiple printers are defined, this can be set the name of the one to show at startup.
default_printer: Ender 3 Pro

# To define a full set of custom menues (instead of merging user entries with default entries)
# set this to False. See Menu section below.
use_default_menu: True

# Define one or more moonraker power devices that turn on/off with the screensaver (CSV list)
screen_on_devices: example1, example2
screen_off_devices:  example1, example2

Printer Options

Multiple printers can be defined

# Define printer and name. Name is anything after the first printer word
[printer Ender 3 Pro]
# Define the moonraker host/port if different from and 7125
# ports 443 and 7130 will use https/wss
moonraker_port: 7125
# Moonraker API key if this is not connecting from a trusted client IP
moonraker_api_key: False

# Define the z_babystep intervals in a CSV list. Currently only 2 are supported
z_babystep_values: 0.01, 0.05

# Override the movement speed and set a specific for this printer.
# These setting overrides the settings configured in the UI. If specified,
# the values configured in the UI will not be used.
move_speed_xy: 500
move_speed_z: 300

# Define one or more moonraker power devices that turn on this printer (CSV list)
# Default is the printer name
power_devices: example1, example2

# Define what items should be shown in titlebar besides the extruder and bed
# the name must be the same as defined in the klipper config
# valid options are temperature_sensors or temperature_fans, or heater_generic
titlebar_items: chamber, MCU, Pi

# The style of the user defined items in the titlebar
# Can be 'full' indicating that the full name is shown, 'short' for the first letter, or None (default) for no name
titlebar_name_type: None

# Z probe calibrate position
# By default is the middle of the bed
calibrate_x_position: 100
calibrate_y_position: 100

# Bed Screws
# define the screw positons required for odd number of screws in a comma separated list
# possible values are: bl, br, bm, fl, fr, fm, lm, rm, center
# they correspond to back-left, back-right, back-middle, front-left, front-right, front-middle, left-middle, right-middle
# example:
screw_positions: bl, br, fm

# Rotation is useful if the screen is not directly in front of the machine.
# Valid values are 0 90 180 270
screw_rotation: 0

# Define distances and speeds for the extrude panel. CSV list 2 to 4 integers
extrude_distances: 5, 10, 15, 25
extrude_speeds: 1, 2, 5, 25

# Camera needs to be configured in moonraker:

Preheat Options

Added one the others disappeared, Is this normal?

Adding a custom preheat section will cause the defaults to not load, this is the intended behaviour.

[preheat my_temp_setting]
extruder: 195
extruder1: 60
heater_bed: 40
# Use the name
chamber: 60
# or the full name
heater_generic chamber: 60
# or for example apply the same temp to devices of the same type
temperature_fan: 40
heater_generic: 60
# optional GCode to run when the option is selected

There is a special preheat setting named cooldown to do additional things when the cooldown button is pressed for example:

[preheat cooldown]
gcode: M107

This allows a custom configuration for the menu displayed while the printer is idle. You can use sub-menus to group different items and there are several panel options available. It is possible to have a gcode script run on a menu button press. There are two menus available in KlipperScreen, __main and __print. The __main menu is displayed while the printer is idle. The __print menu is accessible from the printing status page.


A predefined set of menus is already provided and it's recommended to be used

A menu item is configured as follows:

[menu __main my_menu_item]
# To build a sub-menu of this menu item, you would next use [menu __main my_menu_item sub_menu_item]
name: Item Name
# Optional Parameters
# Icon name to be used, it can be any image in the directory:
# KlipperScreen/styles/{theme}/images/ where {theme} is your current theme
# Supported formats svg or png
icon: home
# Icon style, defined as "button.mycolor4" (for example) in the theme css
style: mycolor4
# Panel from the panels listed below
panel: preheat
# Moonraker method to call when the item is selected
method: printer.gcode.script
# Parameters that would be passed with the method above
params: {"script":"G28 X"}
# Enable allows hiding of a menu if the condition is false. This statement is evaluated in Jinja2
#   Available variables are listed below.
enable: {{ printer.power_devices.count > 0 }}
Available panels are listed here: docs/

Certain variables are available for conditional testing of the enable statement:

printer.extruders.count # Number of extruders
printer.temperature_devices.count # Number of temperature related devices that are not extruders # Number of fans
printer.power_devices.count # Number of power devices configured in Moonraker
printer.gcode_macros.count # Number of gcode macros
printer.output_pins.count # Number of fans

printer.bltouch # Available if bltouch section defined in config
printer.probe # Available if probe section defined in config
printer.bed_mesh # Available if bed_mesh section defined in config
printer.quad_gantry_level # Available if quad_gantry_level section defined in config
printer.z_tilt # Available if z_tilt section defined in config

printer.firmware_retraction # True if defined in config
printer.input_shaper # True if defined in config
printer.bed_screws # True if defined in config
printer.screws_tilt_adjust # True if defined in config

printer.idle_timeout # Idle timeout section
printer.pause_resume # Pause resume section of Klipper

A sample configuration of a main menu would be as follows:

[menu __main homing]
name: Homing
icon: home

[menu __main preheat]
name: Preheat
icon: heat-up
panel: preheat

[menu __main print]
name: Print
icon: print
panel: print

[menu __main homing homeall]
name: Home All
icon: home
method: printer.gcode.script
params: {"script":"G28"}

KlipperScreen behaviour towards configuration

KlipperScreen will search for a configuration file in the following order:

  1. ~/KlipperScreen.conf
  2. ${KlipperScreen_Directory}/KlipperScreen.conf
  3. ~/printer_data/config/KlipperScreen.conf
  4. ~/klipper_config/KlipperScreen.conf

If you need a custom location for the configuration file, you can add -c or --configfile to the systemd file and specify the location of your configuration file.

If one of those files are found, it will be merged with the default configuration. Default Preheat options will be discarded if a custom preheat is found. If include files are defined then, they will be merged first.

The default config is included here: (do not edit use as reference) ${KlipperScreen_Directory}/ks_includes/default.conf

Preferably do not copy the entire default.conf file, just configure the settings needed.

If no config file is found, then when a setting is changed in the settings panel, a new configuration file will be created automatically.