How do I control which object Inkscape takes the difference from? These are my two objects:

But when I take the difference, I get: enter image description here Instead of the circle missing the blue parts.

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    With a difference boolean operation, the object on top punches a hole in the object below. So your objects must be in the wrong order. Bring the blue object to the top of the stack.
    – Billy Kerr
    Oct 18, 2020 at 19:34

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If you want A-B bring to front object B or send to back object A.

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