It is a browser setting not a WebStart setting. Safari and Firebox
both default to placing all downloaded files onto the desktop.
Changing this is preferences resolved my problem.
I should have known that one ;-)
There is still a problem, at least in my opinion. Safari or Web
Start (not sure which is to blame) doesn't treat the JNLP file as a
temporary thing that should be deleted after Web Start is launched or
simply stored in the browser's cache so it can be cleaned up via the
normal cache-cleaning means.
Since Web Start caches these files in it's own internal cache, and
the application can be accessed through the Web Start application
launcher, I think that the initial download of the JNLP should be
treated as temporary. If you really want to save the JNLP file you
should have to select "download linked file" from the context menu of
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