Yes, this is kinda annoying while crafting. I kind of also wish that when trading items with another person, if you already had a small stack of that particular item in your bags, that it would auto-stack the new traded item(s) with the one's you already had. Doesn't do that, so large, multi-item trades can leave your bags in a mess.
I found a small work around for the first issue with consumable items like pots and such. If you quickslot the item, and the manually use an item from the smallest stack first, it will continue to pull from that stack until it's either gone or you log out. (Maybe not that last part- I haven't specifically tested it, and don't really want to).
All for having the system just auto-use the smallest stack, though. Would be so nice....
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