You can create every kind of database link (document, view, database etc.) as a shortcut on your Windows desktop. Then you can select and open that link whenever you want even if your Lotus Notes Client has shutdown. In addition, if you use Password Sync options, you do not have to enter your Notes user.id password.
Please open a database that you want to create a shortcut. Then please select Edit > Copy as Link > (Document) Link for example. Please minimize all programs then click mouse right button. Select > Paste Shortcut.