Hmm...I replaced the existing link sticked to my task bar with the link Opera creates every time I start it.
Seems like it stopped creating a link now.
So, you're saying you unpinned the Opera tasbkar icon you had, started Opera with the desktop shortcut that Opera keeps creating, and right-clicked on that taskbar button when Opera started and choose to pin that? Then, you deleted the desktop icon and it doesn't come back now?
thats what i was thinking if only they had copy and pasted the icons properties..
wow glad its Solved !..