I've some minor trouble in the admin area for a while. Nothing deal-breaking, but annoying nevertheless. For example, when I'm in a the edit post screen, the status bar at the bottom of the screen will get stuck at "saving draft . . . " The autosave will work, but I won't get any feedback -- I guess it's an ajax problem.
I thought it might be some database issue, so just to level set everything, I deleted the db and reinstalled. It turns out that the problem is actually my theme, a heavily modified one I found somewhere here, I think. When I switch to Twenty-Eleven, the problem I mentioned above disappears.
Any ideas on how or what part of a theme can have an impact on the admin area?