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Changing your start page



The start page or home page is the web site address that your browser loads when you first start it up or when you click the Home button on the toolbar. Browsers will have this preset to the home page of their computer manufacturer or some other service. You can change it to whatever site you would like by following these instructions:



Internet Explorer (PC)
If you are using Interent Explorer on a PC and would like to set Quad-Cities OnlineŽ as your start page, simply click here.

Netscape Communicator (Version 4 and up) for Windows and Macintosh

  • Go to the Edit menu and choose Preferences.
  • From the list on the left select Navigator.
  • In the section labelled Navigator Starts With select Home Page.
  • In the Location line below that enter the address you would like for your start page. For the Quad-Cities OnlineŽ web site use http://www.qconline.com/.
  • Click OK.


Netscape Navigator (Version 3) for Windows or Macintosh

  • Go to the Options menu and choose General Preferences.
  • Click on the Appearance tab.
  • Near the middle of the box there is a section labelled Browser Starts With. Select Home Page Location and in the white line beneath it enter the address you would like for your start page. For the Quad-Cities OnlineŽ web site use http://www.qconline.com/.
  • Click OK.


Internet Explorer 4 and 5 for Windows

  • Go to the View menu and choose Internet Options.
  • Click on the General tab.
  • In the Address line enter the address you would like for your start page. For the Quad-Cities OnlineŽ web site use http://www.qconline.com/.
  • Click OK.


Internet Explorer 4 for Macintosh

  • Go to the Edit menu and choose Preferences.
  • Expand Web Browser on the left by clicking the arrow so it points down and from under it choose Home/Search.
  • In the Address line enter the address you would like for your start page. For the Quad-Cities OnlineŽ web site use http://www.qconline.com/.
  • Click OK.


Internet Explorer 3 for Windows

  • Go to the View menu and choose Options.
  • Click on the Navigation tab.
  • For Page select Start Page.
  • In the Address line enter the address you would like for your start page. For the Quad-Cities OnlineŽ web site use http://www.qconline.com/.
  • Click OK.


Internet Explorer 3 for Macintosh

  • Go to the Edit menu and choose Preferences.
  • On the left select Home/Search under Web Browser.
  • In the Address line under Home Page enter the address you would like for your start page. For the Quad-Cities OnlineŽ web site use http://www.qconline.com/.
  • Click OK.





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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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