I LOVE a lot of the new features of WP 3.5 but the media gallery is crippling my site. Defaulting to “All Media Items” on an image heavy site pretty much locks of the screen for quite some time before you can even click on the dropdown to switch it to “uploaded to this post” which “SHOULD” be the default selection. What makes it worse is that its loading the FULL size images making the load times even smaller. In my case, i’m dealing with high res files (2-6MB) that are there for generating printable PDFs.
I’m now at the point where I am considering (are you sitting down?), modifying “wp-includes/js/media-view.js to make it do what I need. OH THE HORROR! but it may be the quick fix I need. OYE!
Good point. Is that the best place to make this request? I can’t imagine I’m the first to point out the shortcomings of these default settings. Surprised it wasn’t fixed in 3.5.1. Regardless I posted my request here: