Threads will appear in recent items as long as the date of the initial post is less than three months old--as stated in that thread to which I no longer refer people as I have a better resource available now. (the thread to which you posted is several years old, so you won't see it popping up into recent items.
Guy Stevens, a very knowledgeable guy has posted an answer to your question in the other thread: http://forums.filemaker.com/comment/332265 (I used the top left tool in the tool bar to make this a working hyperlink.)
If that doesn't work you can use a script that performs a find for the record. Scripted Find Examples