Prevent "Align paragraph" from moving the text from its position
It's by far the thing that annoys me the most about Illustrator;
when you have your point text already positioned you need it to be aligned to a side and when you press the "align" button in the paragraph options the text moves and aligns to its previous center.
It's a complete time-waster!
Christopher T. Calhoun commented
When changing text paragraph alignment, justification, the text could just stay where it is. I don't see any benefits to the text moving in Illustrator. I would assume one has to compensate for this nuance every time paragraph alignment is changed for a type string, like, "I better record the position of this object because it's going to move."
No. Don't do this as William says — it would be the same mistake as recent 'Zoom to selection' failure was. Don't REPLACE features, IMPROVE them.
I use changing of paragraph alignment like it is now, for moving, daily.
Building proposed feature into AI — is a good idea, but DON'T replace current behaviour. Make it work with Ctrl+clicking of a button, for example.
P.S. Use 'Align Text.jsx' until it is implemented