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.