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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 Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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