1. Alt+F(x) keys let you swap between different consoles. So Alt+F1 will be your airodump screen, Alt+F2 will take you to another. This doesn't work the same way within a GUI, only at the command line.
2. Make sure you are monitoring the appropriate channel (try airodump-ng -c 11 ath0 to listen on channel 11 for your ath0 interface, substitute the appropriate things in for your card and network). Note that you have to put a number after the --channel/-c switch.
3. Use a piping system, try
You should get to know "less" rather than "more", but as you come from a windows background you may be more familiar with more. IF YOU ARE NOT, go straight into using less:Code:ls | more
Hit the q key or the end of the file to close less or more.Code:ls | less