Why is Anki super slow when installing an AnkiHub deck?

If you have just installed a deck, especially with a lot of media, like the AnKing Step Deck, you will experience a temporary slowing down of your Anki.

This is normal and will resolve once the media has been installed.

You can check the progress of this by going to the AnkiHub addon and checking the media sync status:

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