Post succesful install, attempt to launch Brave and nothing appears on desktop


More specifically, hovering over the Brave icon on the task bar allows me to see an image of the launched Brave app, but the app itself does not appear on the desktop.

Versions: Running Win 10/64. Brave version number


double click Brave icon on taskbar
nothing happens
if hover cursor over icon, one can see an image of the launched application
double check desktop and there is nothing … it is completely blank (as if the application was never launched)