Resolution on OpenSuse 11.1


I have a dual boot of XP and 11.1. The screen resolution on XP seems to be higher even though both XP and 11.1 have the same setting 1680x1080. There seems to be acres of space on the desktop in XP… but in 11.1 everything seems huge including the task bar. Is this just my imagination or is there some setting I am missing?


Everything is relative.
Bigger icons and panel will take up more space and so make the surrounding look smaller/less

Simply configure openSUSE with smaller icons, or like me: No icons, you don’t need them cluttering up the desktop anyway.

TBH. The kde4 desktop is light years ahead of XP.