Moving a figure within given constraint

In the tutorial example (, is there a way to move f[1, 2] to the left so that it aligns on the left with f[2, 2] rather than staying in the center?

Currently no, but I could make it so the axis aligns according to its halign and valign in such a situation. I don’t think that could do harm in other situations even though it’s a bit nonstandard. If you give the axis a fixed size and it’s square, then you can already use halign and valign