The wording of the preference "Enable dialogs for inserting links, tables and more" is very confusing.
It does several very different things:
- Turns the link button from just adding [] to a whole dialog.
- Turns the table button from adding a 3x3 table to a whole dialog.
- Add the Search and Replace button, that doesn't exit without it at all.
- (Something else that i missed?)
The Search and Replace should just always be enabled. It's a useful feature.
The table dialog can probably always be on.
The link dialog can also be always on, because people who like coding manually (like me) won't miss a button that just adds [] and people who are less technical would appreciate the dialog.
In short, this preference should just be removed and its functionality should be on by default.
See also Bug 28555.