Align to selection bug
This only started recently - the past month maybe? If I select 3 or more objects and have alignment set to "align to selection" and then click the Distribute Spacing icon, Illustrator will default immediately to "align to artboard" and space the objects out across the entire artboard instead of the selection.
If I undo (Cmd Z) and then go through the process again (I have to reset the alignment preference to "align to selection" first, however), it works fine, but every time without exception I have to go through this process.
As mentioned, this only started to happen recently.
I too have this issue. Only started happening recently for me as well.
cris black commented
YES! I thought I was losing my mind the first day of this. But it continues to happen. Very frustrating and difficult to complete work in a timely manner with all the bugs in the latest version of Illustrator. I'm not 100% sure but it seems to be much worse and buggier since the latest update.