No problem, but a change, on my computer at least.
My bookmark for the forum page is:search.php?search_id=newposts
What has happened up to now, is that the automatic log in doesn't work. I have to log in, return to the index page, and then choose new posts to see posts I haven't read.
That has now changed in that the same bookmark actually does display the new posts. I still have to log in if I want to post (the log in details are remembered, as before), but I can see and read the new posts without having to log in.