Minecraft Tips & Tricks

Here are few neat tricks I've discovered on the Internet. I've known about many of them for a long time but I came across a Reddit thread that contained so many new ones I decided to make this page. I'll add gifs as I make/find them for demonstrations.

'Drop' key is Q by default.
'Sneak' key is Shift by default.



'Hidden' Mouse and Keyboard Shortcuts

Swap action bar items

Pressing a number key while hovering over an item will move it to the corresponding space on the hot bar. If an item is already there, the two items will simply switch places.

Dropping items

Pressing 'drop' while holding 'sneak' drops the entire stack.

Drag Crafting

Item Stacking


  1. Robbed completely from http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1ebamy/the_day_i_learned_that_you_can_do_this_in/ (Last access May 14th, 2013)