Unloading Items

Is there a way to stop an item being unloaded getting added into your inventory?
I’ve noticed on the recent build that items like mp3 players, flashlights, etc are being added into my inventory when I unload the batteries outta them instead of leaving them on the floor like what used to happen.

As far as I know, no.
There’s a flag for reloading tools (ALLOWS_REMOTE_USE - This item can be activated or reloaded from adjacent tile without picking it up.), but I’m not sure if it affects unloading as well… and it has some trade-offs, if you want to add it to all tools…