Another work around is to use the Developer Sidebar. You can search for and see your Items, Things, Rules etc and even pin the ones that are currently relevant there.
You can click on the Item to see its current state or the pencil to go to the Item’s settings page.
You can see the Thing’s status and you can disable a Thing (the pause icon) or open it’s setting page by clicking the pencil icon.
You can see the Rule’s status, disable/enable the rule, run the rule or open the rule’s page by clicking the pencil icon.
You can also pin custom widgets there too. So when you are working on something, you can pin all the relevant entities related to that project on the sidebar and have them all there to reference without navigating around the place or having half a dozen tabs open. the Developer sidebar will remain open in that tab even as you navigate through the different settings pages. So if you need to edit an Item just click on the pencil. Edit that Item. Then click on the pencil for the Rule to return to the Rule page to continue where you left off.
This can be handy for testing too as you can send commands to the found/pinned Items right from the sidebar.
If the widget shown isn’t what you need for testing, you can set the Default Card Widget (I think) which will change the widget shown in the sidebar to one you can use to command the Item.