Please help me with this because i really like litestep and i dont want to switch back to yucky windows :P
Well you're still running Windows, just not explorer.exe ;)
I'm still fairly new myself... but I may be of some help. Some themes use an image for the tray and lock things to that, so you can't expand it any. Other themes are more flexible with this.
Try going into the theme.rc file (or other files in the config folder) and looking around for the parameters set out for the taskbar and try changing the size of it, or the number of tasks it's limited to, etc. I've encountered something similar with the system tray, and this generally helps, though figuring it out may be quite a task in and of itself.
Someone with more experience feel free to correct me / add to what I've said.
Ok i figured it out, i'm using glazed, so if anyone wants to fix this problem change this
if you change it to something really small you will crash and burn, /11 is enough! :)