Ever tried to remove a sidebar shortcut in Finder only to have it refuse to disappear? Well here's the secret:

  1. Click on the shortcut icon and drag it out of the sidebar.</p>
  2. Before letting go of the mouse button, click and hold Command (⌘) on the keyboard.
  3. Release the mouse button while still holding Command (⌘).</p> </ol>

    Great success!!

    Major props to Aaron B. Russel for this tip.