I was in my Golem with a MJD ready to activate. I selected ‘Approach’ on my stationary target (gate) that was about 130km away, gave the ship plenty of time to get well-aligned, and then CTRL-'ed to stop, to check on something. A few seconds later, I noticed my ship’s orientation slowly start drifting away from the target, in a continuous, slow motion. The ship itself was at 0 m/sec according to the speed, but the direction it was facing just started… wandering. It wasn’t the camera angle, because when I activated the MJD just to see if I was imagining things, sure enough, my ship jumped in a direction way off from the intended direction of the gate.
I don’t remember this being a thing, or a configurable option - did something change in the last couple of years? Space around me was wide open - I didn’t bump into anything.