It works for me. I just "view new content" then click on the circle that is to the left of the thread title
Yes, this, click the blue circle in View New Content to jump to the first unread post in the thread. If you subscribe to threads you are interested in, you can also click "Just Items I Follow" on the left, and you'll only see threads you are subscribed to. Makes it much easier to keep track of threads you are interested in. You can also click, "Content I have not read" on the left to see threads that have had new posts you haven't read yet.