I think I worked it out:
Maybe it’s 2 or less things show as an inventory pop up? Resh shards being counted as one item? I just had a quick look through some screenshots and I think this might be the case.
Original post before coming to the above realization.
I’ll try to keep an eye on it still, but haven’t worked out why myself.
N.B. I was thinking the skirmish loot ticket in my first post might have been an individual collect. Sorry.
I have food at max and therefore collected none, but collect all gave me ore, loot ticket and gold in the side scrolling screen.
In my experience that should be the case. 1-2 items will cause an inventory pop-up, while more than 3 are shown as the scrolling screen. Resh shards seem to break this rule, but I guess they are counted as a single item.
The small popup is better. You can see what is rewarded/collected there just fine.
EDIT after reading post below: If there is something that can be salvaged then that is best as the full splash screen so it can be salvaged there and then,
I prefer the small pop up if we’re only getting resources but I would like to have the splash screen, if there are Spells or Minions, so I can discard them if I need to.
Maybe the Spells and Minions need to be changed to instant crafting like Gear is now.