add this to your code:
kglad, thanks for replying. Is there is a specific place I need to stick the code? I've tried it in a couple of different places and when I test it (via Control>Test Movie>Test-Download Settings 56k>Simulate Download) I am still seeing a blank page.
you can place that code anywhere ns is defined.
test by uploading your published swf.
kglad, thanks again! It seems to be working now; and loads so much faster! Really, seriously, thank you!