can I make Activity Plus smaller?

Is there a way to adjust the height of this plugin? It is very useful but big and clunky, I've read others reporting the same issue. It seems to use unnecessary screen real estate.

Also, can I turn the icons into text hyperlinks? Like "Photo | Video | Links" instead of pictures and where would I do that?

This is the coolest plugin with the most potential but also giving me the biggest headaches lately. I keep looking at the wordpress Status plugin and wish this would look more like that.