"Move all items" sporadic

This has been a persistent problem with all the versions I have played over the past year:

When using advanced inventory, the “move all items” function (comma) fails probably a quarter of the time, both when there is and when there is not enough room in the destination area (that is, it will usually work in both of those cases as well).

Is this just how it is, or am I perhaps making some error or missing some variable in the process?

And as long as I’m here: Is there any way to make “ignore further distractions” into a toggle state or otherwise last longer than a single action?