Photoshop: Ability to create guides that don't extend from edge to edge of document window

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Hello
I use guides a lot in Photoshop but they can make a very messy page. Would be nice if you could trim guides instead of right across the page.
Bring guides into position then select (highlight) the two guides that intersect and then click the piece to delete. A bit like trimming lines in AutoCad. This would then look more like guide boxes. The entire guide can still exist in code from edge to edge but visually only displays on screen the pieces needed.
With so many guides for snapping and aligning objects etc I have so many intersections it would be nice if I can cut away some of the unwanted guides.
This would make a much cleaner canvas and much easier on the eye!
Cheers.
Mike Humphrey
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A lot of guides not required i think, instead, use smart guides which can be opened under Window -> Show -> Smart Guides. It would be more useful because smart guides appears only when you need them. :)
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Thanks for your comment.
Problem with them is they are very glitchy to use and do not stay on screen. As you move an object the pink lines tend to flicker and pop up all over the place. Not easy to work with. Although I trust the alignment of the Smart Guides it is hard to know you've aligned to the correct object as they do not stay there visually.
For me I need to see the guides but not everywhere, basically trim the guides covering the objects once in place. That way you only see the guides between the objects which makes it very easy on the eye.