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If you look at the layout file page.xml of the RWD theme you will find a declaration like:

<action method="addItem"><type>skin_js</type><name>js/lib/imagesloaded.js</name></action>

Now, I am fully aware of what this plugin does but I am unable to see where magento makes use of this plugin specifically.

Bizarrely, removing the plugin causes no errors or breakages. So, I was wondering if someone could kindly explain where magento makes use of this plugin?

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Basically this js file checks/ Detect when images have been loaded. You can read / check more about it here https://github.com/desandro/imagesloaded. and Magento uses it here skin/frontend/rwd/default/js/configurableswatches/product-media.js skin/frontend/rwd/default/js/app.js

  • xMageStore, aware of how the plugin works just not in correlation to magento. – Vaishal Patel May 8 '18 at 13:31
  • So, if I am not using configurable swatches is it safe to remove the plugin? – Vaishal Patel May 8 '18 at 13:32
  • @VaishalPatel yes you can remove it if you're not using swatches. – xMageStore May 8 '18 at 13:32

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