Upfront settings overlap

When you click on an element in upfront, you get the two buttons at the top for settings and padding. The placement is fine as long as the region is big but if the size of the element you are working on is very small, these can cover almost all of it and make it very difficult to actually work.

For example I was trying to add text icons for FB in a small area and it got so difficult because these icons kept covering the area every time I would click to edit it.

There needs to be a way to overcome this.