Dropdown menu for alignment to specific artboards
I work with multiple artboards files every day and I constantly use the align tool to align to what I think is the artboard I have highlighted, only for it to jump to a different board. It would be awesome if you could click and hold for a menu to dropdown and then select the artboard to align that item to.
Andrew, click and hold where exactly? The buttons in the Align panel? or the Align to Artboard button in the Align To section in the same panel?
As I see it, the problem is that the currently highlighted artboard is not highlighted obviously enough, especially with modern HiDPI displays — the border is still 1 px wide and does not get adjusted. There is a separate feature request to change it — https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/44994088-selected-artboard-border-indication-border-color
But I’d also want to learn more about your problem — does it happen only because you can’t tell clearly which artboard is highlighted, or there are other reasons this happens? like Ai is changing the artboard focus when you make a selection? There are other similar topics you can upvote.