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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 4 months ago

#30401 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Media Library Crashes Browser Frequently

Reported by: leedman's profile leedman Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.0
Component: Media Keywords: needs-testing
Focuses: ui Cc:


Since the updates to Media Library issue of Chrome crashing 1) as I scroll through the many images that auto-scroll when it would be better to paginate the sheer number, and 2) when users uploaded very large files, Media Library crashed just trying to load.

Change History (6)

#1 @valendesigns
9 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

I'm not sure if the Media Library utilizes lazy loading, but if it doesn't maybe it could solve this issue?

#2 @johnbillion
9 years ago

  • Focuses ui added
  • Keywords ux-feedback added

I'd like to see us introduce pagination back into the media manager in place of infinite scrolling.

#3 @helen
9 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback removed

I happen to like the infinite scrolling - I do wonder if this is performing better after [31039], though. We should probably look into removing items from the DOM when they are out of view whenever we do infinite scroll, like in

#4 @swissspidy
8 years ago

  • Keywords needs-testing added; 2nd-opinion removed

#5 @djsteveb
7 years ago

I have noticed this problem several times. I think the infinite scroll is a factor, and there should be a checkbox to turn it off / chagne to pagination, and give an option to choose the amount of images / thumbnails that get displayed per page - with some of my wp sites 20-40 would be fine.. others I'd like to limit it to 10 in order to avoid the browser bog down / crash.

I've noticed the issue gets worse if the images uploaded were higher resolution / bigger memory issues, and the thumbnails take longer to load and bog down the browser.

This issue is terrible if you are an admin with a buddypress setup running rtmedia - in those cases all the images from all users are loaded into the 'view media library' page - and it crashes often.

Would love to see an admin menu / settings / where you could chose to do paginated media library viewing, and by default only load images that are uploaded by admin (not the other users) - and selections like this. So that you don't have to go to the crashing media library page to try to select options.

#6 @joedolson
4 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Since infinite scrolling was removed in [50829], the load of the media library was lightened significantly. It would be great to see improvements to this whole experience in the pending media redesign, but for the moment, I'm closing this issue as fixed. If this is still an issue, please feel free to reopen.

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