Thanks for the quick reply.
That is correct.
The only icon in the circle in the ceneter of the screen
is a "journal with pen" icon as I described before.
I have clicked and right clicked on all other UI elements.
From this page http://laptop.org/7.1.0/gettingstarted/connecting.shtml
it appears that there should be applications at the bottom of the screen in the "home view".
On my screen I see nothing on the bottom of the sceen in the home view.