So, is there a way to launch a streaming app from a shortcut?
I tried forcing the window closed, but alas, IE8 or any other browser will not allow you to do this with JS.

Is there some way to reference the needed .js files to launch a program from a shortcut (say in the start menu or on the desktop).

So essentially all a user would see is an application's icon, and when they click it, it actually fires up the necessary javascript functions to start the application from the spoon server.