You can also use Java Web Start for caching the applet locally for improved performance; the necessary applet files are not reloaded each time the applet is launched. To do so, point your browser at the following URL:


When you launch the cached applet, you are prompted to optionally add a Java Web Start icon on your desktop and a link in your Start menu.

If Java Web Start is not installed, you are prompted to use an automatic installer or directed to a Sun Microsystems web page, depending upon your operating system or browser.