Tips on how to select correct widget when editing properties

I find that sometimes it is hard to select the correct widget when looking to change some properties.  Example: I have a data grid inside a container inside a dataview.  I find I wind up selecting drop zone or wrong nested widget.  Another example is trying to edit page properties on a page that is big enough so no white space outside page to right click on.  I can eventually find the right thing to click on, but wondering if there are any tips on how to more quickly get to the right set of properties.  Is this a matter of just getting accustomed to finding the boundaries of nested widgets or are there some shortcuts?
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