The answer is AOL poisons everything it touches. It has virtually no share in the market, so its every move is to let you have less screen and way more advertisements cluttering your screen. Once it gets to critical mass, they will back off and offer some new mail thing which will give you a tiny bit more screen. They are cutting their own throats by virtually taking away any usefulness in their product if you use a netbook or small device. I never, ever click on any ads posted by AOL. Just keep using their free service until they kick the bucket from their own stupidity.
Giveme an answer on how to get my old mil screen back