Developer Settings -- Developer Mode on Windows
In Windows search, search for Settings: Developer Settings
This shows you a section under "Privacy & Security" that groups together a bunch of settings that developer are interested in.
The first one, "Developer Mode" allows a few features, but allegedly it allows symlinks to be used/created by non-admin apps. (As it should!)
I needed that so I could use Volta (a node version manager) without having to run as admin.
Volta's functionality depends on creating symlinks, so you must either:
- Enable Developer Mode (recommended)
- Run Volta with elevated privileges (not recommended)
-- Volta: Getting Started
The "For Developers" dialog is also a handy place to adjust File Explorer settings, set Powershell execution policy, and choose the default app to host command-line interfaces (i.e. Windows Terminal over