The option to resize widget seems to be gone or am i overlooking how to do it
I don't remember it being an option on either .2232 or .232. Couldn't tell you on .246 though. I use Apex launcher and it does allow for widget resizing. So if you can't get it working, your best bet is probably a third party launcher.
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