Latest OSMC, playback behavioral change?

RASPBERRY-MODB±512M. TVHeadend 4.x on separate Linux backend.

I have noticed that the recent update acts differently when using the F-key to fastforward through say adverisements. It seems to jump back to the start (of where you initially pressed “F”) for each time you press “F” to advance 2x, 4x, 8x etc. Is this a deliberate change?

Also, fast-forwarding right at the beginning does not seem to work. I assume it has to fill internal buffers before it can fast-forward?