# Hiding independent variables of a function in Traditional Form

I would like to perform a computation which involves fourth-order derivatives of a composite function of four variables. I am defining my function as

G[t_, x_, y_, z_] := (x - v*t)^2 + y^2 + z^2;
f[t_, x_, y_, z_] := f[G[t, x, y, z]];


So when I want to display the output of $f \partial_x f$ in traditional form, the command

TraditionalForm[f[t,x,y,z]*D[f[t,x,y,z],x]]


gives me $$2(x-tv)f((x-tv)^2 + y^2 + z^2)f'((x-tv)^2+y^2+z^2).$$

However, I would like to hide the independent variables here, and have TraditionalForm output an answer like $2(x-tv)ff'$ instead. I can hide the independent variables of derivatives using something like

TraditionalForm[...] /. Derivative[n_][x_][___] :> Derivative[n][x]


but I haven't been able to figure out how hide the dependent variables of the "zeroth" derivatives. Any advice would be appreciated!

A possible approach:

Format[f[args___], TraditionalForm] := f;

f[t, x, y, z]*D[f[t, x, y, z], x]
(* 2 (-t v + x) f[(-t v + x)^2 + y^2 + z^2] Derivative[f][(-t v + x)^2 + y^2 + z^2] *)

f[t, x, y, z]*D[f[t, x, y, z], x] // TraditionalForm This is pretty hacky, but

G[t_, x_, y_, z_] := (x - v*t)^2 + y^2 + z^2;
f[t_, x_, y_, z_] := f[G[t, x, y, z]];
expr = f[t, x, y, z]*D[f[t, x, y, z], x]; 