I just updated my Wolfram Programming Cloud subscription so I would have access to Wolfram Desktop, hoping that it would provide the same interactive programming features as the Programming Cloud but with improved performance.
The most noteworthy difference is the output preview I get for each cell. For instance, when I enter the following into the programming cloud:
I get a nicely formatted visual view of the list of states included in the result.
When I enter the same thing in Wolfram Desktop, I get this:
Obviously not nearly as nice! But things get even stranger after that. If I take that entity list in each and do the following:
In the cloud I get the nice:
And in the desktop I get the expression:
Is there a way to tell Wolfram Desktop to produce output that is similar to the output produced by the programming cloud? Its far more difficult (and less fun) for me as a Wolfram Language novice to experiment in the Desktop version because of these differences, but the Programming Cloud is far too sluggish and buggy for me to get any serious work done.