I hold Shift and press the right mouse button and drag it to auto-put all the items, but my mouse goes over into the other inventory (chest, etc.) and it won't work. Does this maybe happen because I am using version 1.16.1?

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    I think your f key is broken.
    – Mast
    Oct 1, 2020 at 4:27
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    I was unaware that shift + right click did anything. Are you sure you don't mean shift + left click?
    – Corsaka
    Oct 1, 2020 at 9:20

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Shift + Left Click items individually is to quick-transfer. What you're describing is a feature of Inventory Tweaks, but is usually done with the Left mouse button (whatever Button 1 is assigned to).

Shift + Right Click + Drag with an item already grabbed quick-places one item per slot hovered over. Shift + Left Click + Drag does the same, but has the stacks equally spread out, with the remainder staying in hand.

There is also a known bug prior to 1.14 where in certain cases, losing focus of the window breaks all UI events in inventories until you restarted Minecraft.

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    worth adding: shift+doubleclick while holding (any, unrelated) item moves all stacks of the item type you double-clicked on to the other inventory.
    – SF.
    Feb 28, 2021 at 10:42

Well if you're trying to spread items equally in a chest then I'm pretty sure you need to press the scroll wheel, not the right mouse button.

  • I'm pretty sure this is wrong anyway, i think you just drag
    – Penguin
    Mar 31, 2021 at 5:11

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