Windows 11 appears to have a Developer Mode. I was playing around with Flutter and got prompted to enable it. The setting looks like this:
When I enable it, I get the following confirmation prompt:
Turning on developer mode, including installing and running apps from outside the Microsoft Store, could expose your device and personal data to security risks or harm your device.
Turn on developer mode?
I checked the linked help page but it did not contain a lot more context. Are there any reasons not to turn this on?
Also, the prompt insinuates that Developer Mode is required to run sideloaded apps that originate from outside the Microsoft Store. I've downloaded plenty of EXE installers off the internet and didn't have to turn on Developer Mode to run them. Any idea what's going on here?