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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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1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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