You can also change hierarchy in the NameMapping tree and use the Extended Find feature to tell the NameMapping engine to search all children of the parent until it finds the object. This is VERY useful for exactly the situation that dlai indicated... saved me hundreds of times.
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perhaps you know this already but if you dont feal at ease with changing the hierachy you can also define some helping variables in your code at the beginning of your test.
You said "w.WhateverIsMapped". look at this exaple.
It opens the IE, calls GOOGLE, enters "Hello Word" and cose the IE. It is using the variable Page as a reference to the window/page object.
Dim page 'this is your "w"
Call TestedApps.IEXPLORE.Run(1, True)
Set iexplore = Sys.Process("IEXPLORE")