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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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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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