How can I get my applets to start up faster when I use Netscape browsers? When I first hit a page with an applet on it I get this "Starting Java..." message that starts up the Java VM on demand, but adds to the applet startup time.

John Zukowski

You can have the Java VM initialize itself when the browser starts up by adding the -start_java option to the end of the browser startup command in the startup shortcut/script.