@sgunhouse I have the same problem and submitted a bug report. I have NEVER had a desktop shortcut installed (I do not like nor use them); however, starting a few weeks ago, Opera updates insist on installing a shortcut onto my pristine desktop.
Tell me how to fix Opera's update bug.
Note: I assume it's a bug because I've been using Opera for over 20 years and it's never done this to me before. It'd be a shame to quit using it for such a lame bug.