Otherwise try clicking the box in the upper left corner that will bring you to the main page from there you should be able to change your settings. I had a similiar issue but because i was not on the main page it did not work
Thanks for the help. I can't see the jump forum pull down menu unless I am reading a thread. I can't see it on the main forum page. I just have to click on a recent thread to get to one and then the jump forum thing at the bottom. I think I'll keep using the old layout. I like to browse and see the latest thread in each forum without having to go through a thread I don't want to read..
elkhorn98 have you tried using the "hybrid mode" under the "Display Modes"? It will show you the threads within a post and you can click any post. Also you can click on "Today's Posts" under "Quick Links" to see everything that has been posted today and the new posts since your last visit.
Not being pushy, you do it any way you like. Just offering up alternatives you may not have explored.