I am a bit new to Linux and Ubuntu and have installed Plank Dock on Lubuntu 16.04.

The problem is that it does not zoom the icons when I hover the Cursor over neither it shows the transparent panel event when I have changed its settings.

I have tried nearly everything told on various forums but it does not help.

Also, when I add any Third Party Apps in Plank they don't open when I click them and they are Gone when I restart the Computer!

This is so annoying Please Help!

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    FYI: Lubuntu 16.04 LTS being a flavor of Ubuntu had only 3 years of supported life (lubuntu.me/xenial-5-released fridge.ubuntu.com/2019/03/01/ubuntu-16-04-6-lts-released) which ended 2019-April. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server (no desktop) or Desktop (Unity 7) have 5 years of supported life and are still supported. Refer release notes, or use ubuntu-support-status or your own system to confirm this is the case. I suggest you move to a supported release of Lubuntu for security reasons, unless you're off-line or are aware of risks. – guiverc Feb 27 at 12:58
  • Hi! Thanks for Your Reply. – hassaannaveed Feb 27 at 19:20
  • Can You please guide me How to Safely Upgrade to Lubuntu 18.04 LTS via the Terminal or Any Other Easy Way. I do not want to Re-install any OS so please tell me If I can do without it. I have checked my Updates and it only shows me to Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 but I only want Lubuntu 32-bit as I have an Old PC with only 1GB RAM. – hassaannaveed Feb 27 at 19:23
  • Release notes: lubuntu.me/bionic-4-released fridge.ubuntu.com/2020/02/12/ubuntu-18-04-4-lts-released (Always worth reading before hand). And upgrade notes help.ubuntu.com/community/BionicUpgrades Personally I'd consider a re-install (using something-else ensuring you don't reformat drives; it's quicker), but if I'm release-upgradnig I'd use the server method or do-release-upgrade from terminal. FYI: I used 1gb laptops to test x86 releases up to and including 19.04 (when x86 was dropped) but software selection is key (LXDE is GTK2 so try avoid other software) – guiverc Feb 27 at 20:45
  • With 1GB of RAM, why are you using plank? (packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/plank) If it's there all the time, you're wasting ram as it requires GTK3 meaning you have GTK2 libs in memory for LXDE/desktop, and GTK3 libs just for plank. If you're using libgtk-3-0 in the programs you then run the hit will be minimal, but with 1GB of RAM you need to choose your software wisely to minimize RAM used by desktop/addons & keep it for your user-apps. – guiverc Feb 27 at 20:50

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