It's not re-implemented in the development version 1.1.4, right?

it should be, for what widget ? songlist/songtree/lyrics/webcontext
note that the setting has been reset when upgrading to v1.1.2+
by the way, I'll make it the default for songlist/songtree in playlist mode

I can't find the settings.
I play songs in the songtree widget in my own layout (iTunes++, posted here in forum) by searching an artist.
If I change the filters back to show all, I have no option to jump to the playing song.

You can set it in the right-click menu of the column headers.
yes, it's easy to miss it :) Maybe I could add a button widget for that, I though there was one.