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I am trying to add an overview map to my layout. The main map is projected while the overview map is a 'globe' (image below). I want to make the white part of the overview map transparent.

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I have made the background transparent in page properties and I have turned off background for both maps. There is no option to make the background of the main QGIS window transparent.

Is there anything else I can do other than export separately and add it as an image with transparency values?

EDIT: Forgot to mention, I have looked at How to export a map with a transparent background in QGIS? but it didn't work.

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    I turned off background for the smaller map and it became transparent.
    – Erik
    Mar 13 '19 at 15:42
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    Hi @Erik, see my own answer below. I'm just having a slow day. Thanks anyway Mar 13 '19 at 15:43
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Nevermind, I'm just an idiot.

I forgot that I had an inverted polygon turned on to add some fading to the outer edge. The solid fill of this was filling the rest of the layout.

Thanks anyways.

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