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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 Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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