Tech specs: Illustrator CC 19.2.1, Windows 7, HP ZBook 15 w/NVidia graphics. External monitors, mouse etc.
Problem: I want to use the feature "Align new objects to pixel grid". I create a new document, check the appropriate box "Align new..." and add a rectangle to my document. It is not aligned to pixel grid. The checkbox in Transform panel is not checked. Clicking the flyout menu in Transform panel reveals that the checkbox "Align new objects to..." is indeed checked.
However: using say the pen tool, objects are aligned to pixel grid!
Am I missing something? Are there other steps involved in enabling the above feature? Is it not available for rectangle tool? That would be quite hilariuos.
Ok I found some more info (must have been googling the wrong words): https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2031120
Apparently a rectangle is a "live shape" that does not align to pixel grid automatically. Now that's what I call a great feature.