OK, sorted now - I took the Tasks gadget off the the bottom pane (still don't know what to call it - its a shelf isn't it?). That displays the active windows of course. I put it back - now I can restore my minimized program windows!
I cannot grab the wi-fi icon, the left-click and right-click display the same menu (ie network connections options), but then it is not listed under gadgets, so perhaps it is not a gadget(?)
I like the windows roll-up (shade) facility. Just going to find out what an ibox is now.......Go to the full post