I can see another reason why I am so frustrated with the ui module. I just don't get mobile programming. I have just been reading the iOS Human Interface Guidelines. Something is starting to make more sense. I think, one of the reasons my ui screens are so complicated, is because I am trying to write a desktop style app on a mobile device. Regardless of the screen size, it seems they need to be simplified. The input system is very different (touch I mean).
So I will try again without trying to be so tricky. The KISS System.
I know things come slowly to me, but a lot to learn in many directions.