In ArcView3.2 I used Xtools a lot, just click and it calculated area/perimeter for every polygon, in QGIS I am choosing column and write $area after the "Epsilon" + update.

Is there some simple way for a beginner like me to simplify the calculus-command to a button or keyboard-shortcut

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    Check some details about "Forms", here an example of using it: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/398215/…. I hope it is what you needed
    – Taras
    Commented Jun 18, 2021 at 8:41
  • You might want to check out the "Calculate geometry" plugin
    – Micha
    Commented Jun 18, 2021 at 9:31
  • Thanks Tara/Micha that was what i needed Commented Jun 18, 2021 at 18:57
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    Why is the area result different between the plug in and the $area Commented Jun 19, 2021 at 8:53
  • plugin $area BLOCKID AREA AREA 65584693859 40781.697998046875 40814.183 65584696138 28063.176025390625 28085.494 65584693061 22589.4482421875 22607.372 65584691338 3985.118408203125 3988.303 65584691643 1794.15185546875 1795.561 the two columns i the right is in squaremeters Commented Jun 19, 2021 at 8:54

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Simply choose the Identify Features-icon, click on any feature and get the information you want from the section (derived) - see screenshot (be aware to use an appropriate CRS to get meaningful values):

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