We use a Java application that is started with Java WebStart. I have installed this application on numerous computers, and the shortcut appears on the user's Desktop (Windows XP & Windows 7).
However, on one computer (mine) the shortcut does not appear on the desktop. When I start Jave Webstart I can see the application (under the System Applications tab). However, the shortcut option is disabled. I did extensive searches to ensure that there is no shortcut associated with the application on my C: drive. I have tried this with accounts with administrative privileges but without success. I can run the application both online and offline. I downloaded another Java application (not related to the above-mentioned application) and it did create a desktop shortcut. I was able to delete that shortcut and then re-create it in Java WebStart.
Would anybody have any ideas why the shortcut is not created on my computer upon installation even though it is created on other computers running the same version of Java or why the shortcut option is disabled on my computer?