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You can use Ruler to manually achieve the same. Just give double spacing in the mid gutter.
Try going to Edit > Round to Nearest Pixel Edge. That should align everything neatly with the pixel grid.
I personally find the align tool to be very little intuitive. I cannot reproduce your scenario, and the only thing I could imagine for the behavior you describe is if your target layer would have a lot of transparent detail, and would be hard to click on it (like in a layer with text with a small font). However, clicking repeatedly on the layer position ...
In order to snap the whole group, you need to enable "Snap bounding box corners", by clicking on the proper icon in snap toolbar: Usually this flag isn't enabled and you see the snap to text baseline: Enabling this flag you can see the snap to the bounding box of the group (or the selection); You can change the behaviour of the snap using the other ...
You can't align an object with itself. You can only align objects to each other. So if you're going to use the align tools, you need to select your text AND the box you are aligning it to, then apply the filters. Another option is to make your text box the exact same height and width as your background box and then use the text tool's alignment features ...
This is more of a comment and a wild guess, but since I needed to add pictures, here it is. Did you check if you have "Align to pixel grid" turned on? It might be if you created an RGB document, since it is part of the default options for RGB documents. To check, select a shape and open the Transform panel (Shift+F8). Check if "Align to pixel grid" is ...
I just create a box and use that. Its dirty but effective. More clarification, I create a box as in a shape i can move, and create guides on. And delete when done.
This is most likely because the non stroked item and the stroked item are slightly differently placed in the pixel grid. One of them is probably going to half pixels. The other is not. When you try to make them align, one will always push out to a pixel position that suits itself, which will be different than the other, and they simply can never truly ...
I don't know if you can modify your stroke placement in your project but I would try aligning the stroke inside its object. The screenshot was taken in InDesign but the option looks the same in Illustrator. Hope this helps!
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