Align to Key Object not selectable unless Tool panel is open
BUG REPORT: "Align to Key Objects" is (sporadically) not selectable as an align method, unless objects are selected while the Tool Panel is open.
If this panel is closed during object selection, then the "Align to Key Objects" option is greyed out in both the Toolbar and in the Tool Panel (even after it is expanded/opened). This does not happen on every occasion.
(Running Illustrator CC 2019 on Mac OS 10.14.2)
Peter G Gustafson commented
This has been driving me crazy! Tech Support helped me some but I'm still getting Key Objects when I don't want to utilize this feature.