Screen resolution is off in Internet explorer.

My screen resolution in my web browser is not correct. I have a notebook computer and the screen resolution has always been set to  1024 × 768. My desktop and windows applications in Windows Vista appear to be normal and are still set to 1024 x 768, but when I display a web page in a browser, the letters in the web browser are much larger, and I now have to scroll to the right to read everything on the web page.

The problem is only happening in my Internet Explorer 8 and not in FireFox. I know I am not exagerating, because when I went to check my yahoo email, the Yahoo page gave me this message below. Anyway, I need help figuring this out.

Message from Yahoo:
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There seems to be a screen resolution problem.
Your screen resolution is set below our minimum recommendation. When it's set under 1024 x 768 pixels,
the all-new Yahoo! Mail won't look as good.
 
You can continue with your current settings, but you won't be able to enjoy the full effect.
 
To continue to the all-new Yahoo! Mail anyway...
Go to Yahoo! Mail

Or better yet, try increasing your screen's resolution. If you're running Windows, here's how:
 
Click the Start button, and select Settings, then Control Panel. Next, double-click Display
and click the Settings tab. Use the slider to set your monitor to a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution.
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brgdotnetcontractorAsked:
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beanrodCommented:
ctrl (+) + = zoom in
ctrl (+) -  = zoom out
ctrl (+) 9 = Reset zoom to default
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HamStabCommented:
You are "zoomed" in. Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard and scroll with your mouse downward. Things will shrink.
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HamStabCommented:
Or go to View, Text Size, and select Medium (default).
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kiran6014Commented:
Hi,
  Its not a problem with screen resolution. Its a feature in latest browsers that to increase or decrease the resolution according to webpages. You can solve it very simply. Click and hold your ctrl and then scroll ur mouse wheel. It ll zoom in or zoom out the webpage. Set it to ur comfort.
             else In ur Internet Explorer 8 go to page->zoom/Textsize will help you to solve the issue.
               Let me know if it helped you.
              HAPPY NEW YEAR
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brgdotnetcontractorAuthor Commented:
I couldnt find  View, Text Size, and select Medium (default). Although that might be my fault.
Ctrl + and - worked, but not Ctrl 9 for some reason
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beanrodCommented:
oops ctrl + 0 = reset zoom
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