I work in CS6. When I mark two or more objects they automatically connect with a thin line (and a white square) between them. They are still two separate objects, but the connection between them is shown (and they can be dragged together). Is it possible to change this setting?
That's the selection bounding box, and no, you can't change it.
The bounding box is going to change to be the smallest rectangle that completely encloses all of the selected objects and may look quite different from what you describe if the objects are not the same size and aligned vertically or horizontally.
Ok. Guess I have to get used to it then. Thank you!