I'm not sure the Linux name for the "Taskbar" but when I minimize applications, I can't click on their name to restore it. Even when they are restored, I can't see the names of open applications to switch between.
I think something happened with GNOME when I was just messing around with different icon themes and emerald themes.
Oh, and while I'm at it, my screen resolution keeps getting defaulted to 1024x768, and I have to go into nvidia-settings to change it to 1152x864 (i know, weird res, but it's an old CRT and that's the best res I can get). The weird thing is, it worked fine in a previous install of the same version of Mint and everything. I needed to format, and now somethings are acting differently.