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The folks updating our site oft complained about the media browser being very slow, so I went to have a look.

And, on the first load of the page, and when doing a search within the media browser, its taking a while to download each of the image previews, even longer than it should on our shonky office broadband.

So, I inspected the source of the page, and it became clear. Each image thumbnail is actually linking to the full size image, and resizing it in HTML, see:

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Is this an issue anyone's aware of? Is there a workaround? I'd presume there should be a built in thumbnail type for that purpose.

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    Mabye my workaround here can help you? – birgire Sep 17 '15 at 13:20
  • This isn't happening on my site – Tom J Nowell Sep 17 '15 at 14:00
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    It should use the medium size - either you've disabled this size, or the image was too large to resize in the first place (not enough memory). – TheDeadMedic Sep 17 '15 at 15:42
  • @birgire your workaround worked perfectly to sort this out, it now uses a custom image size in replacement of the medium size. – gravy Sep 18 '15 at 7:08
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    @gravy glad to hear it worked for you. – birgire Sep 18 '15 at 7:48
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As per the comments, my theme was missing the system default medium image size.

Applying @birgire's workaround to make the system use a custom size did the trick.

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