On the Chrome Extension is there a way to see a dashboard of the projects so that you can just click on one to see your tasks for each project or can you set it to see all tasks that are sorted by the color of your project?
Both options are possible. To see the project list on the left side, please open the Chrome extension and in the bottom-right corner, you'll see two icons - the one on the right to reload the view and the one next to it which you can use to pop-out the extension window which will allow you to resize it and if you make it wide enough, all projects will appear on the left side.
As for the view of all tasks across all projects, this can be done by typing "viewall" or "va" into the search box. To set this view as your default homepage, please go to the Settings -> General and choose the view you want to see in the "Start page" section.