I am a new linux user and am switching from windows xp. Probably the main thing I am disliking is the way it looks. Everything seems big and or zoomed in compared to xp. For example when I am visiting youtube.com or linuxmint.com I have to scroll side to side to see the whole thing. It seems like that for everything.When I have seen videos of people using linux (usually ubuntu) it does not seem like that but they also have their graphics changed alot.
My questions are: Is this the way it is suppose to look? Could this be changed (I am using the official version which I believe is GNOME)? If it can be changed how can I change it? If it can't would the KDE version or some other version make the size of everything closer to what I would like?
If you need more info please ask but at the same time please give an answer to what you think the problem is.