A few days ago, we were asked by one of our members if we could provide a "View First Unread" when searching for posts withing threads. The IT Group has now provided that feature. When you access a thread AND there are unread posts within that thread, you will see a blue icon entitled "View First Unread." Clicking on that icon will take you to the first unread post in that thread.
The icon is located immediately to the left of "Thread Tools" and below the thread title.