Thanks Gary .. but thats my problem . I can't just drag it off. I can't drag it to my trash and when I bring up a context menu its just the side bar properties .. which doesn't have the icon there to alter. When I try and drag it away it just springs back.
I can't select it .. I click on it and nothing happens. The only thing I seem to be able to do is a two fingered click which brings up a context menu for the side bar preferences..but unfortunately this icon does not appear in the list.