Can't click on link in Mac Mail to open Firefox

I use Firefox as my default browser on my iMac. Now (for the past month) when I click on a link in Mac Mail nothing happens. It works fine on my Mac-book. Does anyone know how to solve this problem? I should say I can click on a link if I set Safari or Google Chrome as my default browser. I just prefer Firefox. Thank you

mulligan222 wrote:
Hi, I clicked on Rebuild but *can't find but can't find Repair permissions.* Where would I find that? Thanks for your help.

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      BANK 1/DIMM0
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      BANK 0/DIMM1
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      BANK 1/DIMM1
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      HL-DT-ST DVDRW  GA11N 
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      Canon MX410 series
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          12% WindowServer
          4% Dock
          2% Little Snitch Agent
          2% SystemUIServer
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      155 MB
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