This window is the master list of your dashboard objects. It allows you to select which object you wish to edit (but the actual editing is done in the Dashboard Object Properties window). This is also the window where you can add and delete objects, group them into layers and containers, and reorder them. To navigate to the object you want, you can click the + signs to open the objects contained under other objects.
When an object is in blue, it means the clipping is enabled for that object. When it is in green, it is the child to which the object is clipped to. When it is in red, it means that the object's visibility has been disabled in the Dashboard Object Properties window.
Adding and Deleting Objects
To delete an object, right-click on it in the view window and select Delete.
To add an object, right-click on the container or layer you wish to add it under. A menu will pop up with several options. Hover over "Add Object." This will display the objects that may be added under the highlighted object in the window.
You can add objects under any type of containter object (the dashboard object, a layer, a container, a needle, or a condition). When you add an object under another object, it is called a child object.
By right-clicking on an object in this window, you can also move it up or down (on the object view list so that it is contained below a different object). When an object is contained below another object, it is known as a child object. Objects that can hold other objects are types of containers (the dashboard object, layers, containers, conditions, and needles). When these have child objects, their relation is the parent object.
Another reason to reorder and reorganize your object in this window is if you would like one object to appear behind or in front of another. The objects are ordered in the window from background to foreground. In other words, an object listed lower on the list will be rendered in front of all objects listed above it. If you want to bring an object forward or send it backward, you can do so by right-clicking it and moving it up or down on the list.
To move an object from one parent to another, copy and paste functions are also available by right-clicking the object.