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How to download files from the web



This is a set of generic instructions to follow when downloading a file from the internet. If you are looking for programs to download for email, web browsing, and other internet tasks, see the technical support page.



  1. Click the web page link on the site you are downloading from.



  2. Your browser may then ask you what you would like to do with the file. Tell it to save the file to your disk. If you know where you would like to save the file then specify the location, or just accept the default and click Save. That same window will also be displaying the name of the file -- remember it or write it down in case you need it later.



  3. The file will then begin downloading. This will take a few minutes depending on the speed of your modem. A meter on your screen informs you of the download progress.



  4. Once the download is complete close your web browser and any other running programs. Then go to where you saved the file at. If you do not know where it is you can find it by going to Start, then Find and then Files or Folders in Windows 95/98; File Manager, then File and Search in Windows 3.x; or File and Find in Macintosh. Once you locate the file double-click it to install.




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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