I have the same/similar problem as the original poster's #1: when I minimize a single
window, I cannot restore it from the taskbar's window list with a click. I can right-click the window button and select restore, but the regular left-click restore functionality is apparently broken.
It was working fine since the stock installation of Mint 13 (Cinnamon), but I noticed it was broken after I copied my user settings for Remastersys (I'm just finalizing a custom remaster). I know from a recent customization that the broken restore will transfer to the remaster unless I fix it
To be clear, the click-minimize and click-restore functionality works when multiple windows are open, but not when a single
window is open and has been minimized. Further, if I click a blank space on the desktop, then click-to-restore on the window button, it will
restore like it should. I'm baffled.
Help would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.
20130526 EDIT: After some googling and research, I learned that the "broken" click-to-restore functionality was tied to how Cinnamon was interacting with Conky (or visa versa, perhaps). It evidently had nothing to do with my remastering efforts, thankfully. I looked in vain for a simple settings or configuration change that would solve the problem, but I ended up enabling the Backports repository and upgrading to Cinnamon 1.6 and Nemo. I'm happy with this solution because the click-to-restore problem is solved, and there's a bucketful of useability improvements to Cinnamon and the file manager.