From: Ioan-Adrian Ratiu <>

notmuch-refresh-all-buffers calls each buffer's major mode specific
refresh function using the generic notmuch-refresh-this-buffer function.

Since the earlier changesets have stopped the refresh functions from
forcing the buffers to be redisplayed this can refresh buffers that
are not currently displayed without disturbing the user.  This is very
useful for silent async background updating the emacs display when new
mail is fetched.

Signed-off-by: Ioan-Adrian Ratiu <>
 emacs/notmuch-lib.el | 15 +++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+)

diff --git a/emacs/notmuch-lib.el b/emacs/notmuch-lib.el
index 56dd366..7cb1169 100644
--- a/emacs/notmuch-lib.el
+++ b/emacs/notmuch-lib.el
@@ -426,6 +426,21 @@ of its command symbol."
+(defun notmuch-refresh-all-buffers ()
+  "Invoke `notmuch-refresh-this-buffer' on all notmuch major-mode buffers.
+The buffers are silently refreshed, i.e. they are not forced to
+be displayed."
+  (interactive)
+  (dolist (buffer (buffer-list))
+    (let ((buffer-mode (buffer-local-value 'major-mode buffer)))
+      (when (memq buffer-mode '(notmuch-show-mode
+                               notmuch-tree-mode
+                               notmuch-search-mode
+                               notmuch-hello-mode))
+       (with-current-buffer buffer
+         (notmuch-refresh-this-buffer))))))
 (defun notmuch-prettify-subject (subject)
   ;; This function is used by `notmuch-search-process-filter' which
   ;; requires that we not disrupt its' matching state.

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