Until this morning, resizing plasma applets meant maintaining the aspect ratio. There was no way to make them wider without changing the height, or vice versa, without manually editing the plasma config file.
Well, if you are running trunk, you can now freely resize applets by holding CTRL while resizing. This won’t make it to 4.0.0 (which has already been tagged), but all the current fixes in plasma should be backported to the 4.0 branch before we move on to 4.1 development. So it should make it to 4.0.1, which is good as it’s quite an important feature for certain plasmoids.
Also, I’ve greatly improved the Now Playing applet:
This is why I needed free resizing…