In QGIS layout, I have two maps. Both showing the same region. The upper Map (Map 2) creates a whitish background (using difference tool) on Map 1. Now I want to put a scale bar. But it is shown only over Map 1. After adding Map 2, it becomes invisible. How to put it on top of Map 2 so that it can be visible?

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    Did you try moving it to the top in the items list?
    – Ian Turton
    Jan 21 at 11:08

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If you look in the items list, you can see the order that objects will be drawn in. You need to move your scalebar to the top of that list.

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