I watched this video by Etho: Etho's Mini Farm

And at 45s he picks a whole stack of items out of a chest, just by clicking on a single item. How does he do that?


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same source as @rayfloyd's answer

Hovering over an item in an inventory and clicking with the mouse wheel when in creative gives the maximum stack of that item.

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    Or whatever the "Pick Block" key has been set to. Apr 2, 2013 at 20:16

Left-Clicking whilst holding down left shift in survival mode also does this. I use this as I have a laptop. Laptop=touchpad=no mouse wheel.

  • That just moves a full or partial stack to or from a container. It doesn't create a full stack from one item. Apr 4, 2013 at 15:21
  • Imagine if it did and all of us didn't know there was a secret right under our keyboard.
    – Timtech
    Aug 17, 2013 at 19:43

You can also hover over the item and press shift click. This is also used for moving things from your first line to inventory and to easily put armor on


i just simply do shift+left-click and then go into creative inventory and do the same thing with the same item and it will fill the stack


Hover over an item, Shift-Click, then left click

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    This answer doesn't seem to be any different from some of the existing answers. Jan 8, 2014 at 20:06

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