I select two objects and with the mouse, select the menu
Transform > Align
Description of Normal Behavior
I click Bottom with mouse and at this time, moving the mouse anywhere in the navigation pane does not move the parts. Moving into the Front, Perspective or Right views allows the two parts to move vertically to pick an alignment point by clicking the mouse. Moving the mouse into the Top view stops the movement. Moving the mouse to the Front, Perspective or Right views allows the movement again.
Clicking on the Done button or pressing Enter will end this movement with the objects aligned to the bottom object’s original position. To select a different alignment point, the mouse must be used to click on the desired location.
(1a I would like to be able to toggle the alignment point option on and off with a keystroke, check box or perhaps a mouse click. Normally, when I’m aligning objects, I have one object exactly where I want it and the current behavior is simply unnerving to me. If I need to move both objects to a new location, I’d prefer to do that with the objects grouped and as a separate operation. Most likely, I’ll be aligning them with a third object or group.
(1b This is the odd one: I can Select All and then Click the mouse to Unselect. Then I Shift-click to select two objects and Right click to Repeat Transform > Align and select Transform > Align. NOW ALL objects are selected. However, if I select Transform > Align from the Menubar, only the two objects are selected and further attempts to right click and repeat the Transform > Align only selects the two objects. Doing Select All repeats the behavior.
When parts are moving to allow the alignment point to be selected, the mouse can be moved laterally into the gray button area and movement of the two objects is possible. However, moving to the Top view to cancel the movement of the two objects and moving to the gray button area now prohibits movement of the two objects.
(2 This seems to be inconsistent behavior and even inappropriate as the mouse align click is no longer possible when in the left, gray button area. The only choices possible are Done and Cancel.
Clicking on an Alignment button EG Top, Right, Vertical
(3 I’d like to have the additional buttons available following selection of one button. IE I’d like to be able to click Right and then Top to align them rather than repeating the Transform > Align process again.
(4 I’d like to see a Center alignment button, instead of having to Align > Horizontal and then Align > Vertical