The Desktop Tray Launcher is a simple, but very useful tool, that makes all your desktop shortcuts and other files available from a system tray icon.
Launch the program and there's no need to worry about application windows hiding your shortcuts, for instance - they're always available, without you having to go to trouble of minimising some of all of your applications.
There's no configuration or setup involved, either. The Desktop Tray Launcher automatically adds everything on your desktop to its menu, so as you add or remove files, it'll be updated accordingly.
And your shortcuts don't have to be visible for the program to work. Which means you can hide them, keep an apparently clean desktop, but still access your files with a quick click on the Desktop Tray Launcher system tray icon.