vino server screen config

I am wondering how I fix this (SUSE 11 w Gnome).

As you can see, when I connect to my home system using tightvnc at work and the vino-server at home, everything works but the icons on the right side of my home system (two colums) are gone except for the barest hint of the innermost column. The screen resolution needs to be a bit bigger but I can’t see where that is to be configured somehow in either my client at work or my server at home (or both?).

Any help appreciated,