Windows 8 applications taking up too much screen space

Have just changed to a new laptop with Windows 8.  It has the same screen resolution (1366x768) as my old Windows 7 one but I'm struggling with the amount of space that all the apps take.  For example, using Outlook 2010 in Windows 7 I can get loads more accounts showing in the navigation pane than I can on Windows 8.  I've checked and both are using the same font, but Win 8 just seems to spread out the items.  It gives for a more childlike appearance but also needs much more scrolling.

I can't find any setting for how tightly packed things are on a screen.  Is there either a Win 8 control panel that fixes this or a third party app which can create a Win 7 look?

I've already got Classic Shell, because after 15 minutes I got so frustrated with the lack of a start menu.
colin_thamesAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
Please upload a screenshot for better understanding. If possible one each: win7/win8.
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khmerlbCommented:
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colin_thamesAuthor Commented:
Hi thanks for posting but the issue is the amount of screen space not hard disk space.
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khmerlbCommented:
oops missed read
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McKnifeCommented:
What about the screenshot?
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khmerlbCommented:
are you using windows 8.1 ?
8.1 allows large display users to run up to four Windows Store apps on a single display, doubling the maximum number of apps per screen that were permitted in Windows 8, and potentially minimising the wasted space.

I hope this help.
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colin_thamesAuthor Commented:
Solved the problem.  I read something in Computeractive mag which mentioned that Win 8 doesn't have TrueType turned on.
So I checked in Fonts and my laptop had a screen font size set by default of 125% !  After setting it back to 100% my applications - Outlook, Explorer etc are back to normal grown up size.
Control Panel for changing font size in applications and desktop
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colin_thamesAuthor Commented:
Found solution myself.  Thanks for trying to help though guys.
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