The minibuffer-prompt face that was used before made it impossible to
differentiate between two distinct UI elements: (i) the prompt's text
which itself cannot be acted upon, (ii) the actionable keys used to
jump to searches/tags.

The use of a named face, notmuch-jump-key, makes it possible for users
or theme developers to apply properties that are specific to each of
those two cases.

In the interest of backward compatibility, the new face inherits from
 NEWS                  | 4 ++++
 emacs/notmuch-jump.el | 9 +++++++--
 2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index c0ae6afe..83e42b44 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -29,6 +29,10 @@ Emacs
 Restore the dynamically bound variables `tag-changes` and `query` in
 in `notmuch-before-tag-hook` and `notmuch-after-tag-hook`.
+Add `notmuch-jump-key` face to fontify keys in `notmuch-jump` and
+related functions.  To ensure backward compatibility, the new face
+inherits from `minibuffer-prompt`.
 Notmuch 0.32 (2021-05-02)
diff --git a/emacs/notmuch-jump.el b/emacs/notmuch-jump.el
index 6fab5a79..e228c8a2 100644
--- a/emacs/notmuch-jump.el
+++ b/emacs/notmuch-jump.el
@@ -62,6 +62,11 @@ (defun notmuch-jump-search ()
       (error "To use notmuch-jump, %s"
             "please customize shortcut keys in notmuch-saved-searches."))))
+(defface notmuch-jump-key
+  '((t :inherit minibuffer-prompt))
+  "Default face used for keys in `notmuch-jump' and related."
+  :group 'notmuch-faces)
 (defvar notmuch-jump--action nil)
@@ -88,7 +93,7 @@ (defun notmuch-jump (action-map prompt)
          (concat table "\n\n"
-                 (propertize prompt 'face 'minibuffer-prompt)))
+                 (propertize prompt 'face 'notmuch-jump-key)))
         ;; By default, the minibuffer applies the minibuffer face to
         ;; the entire prompt.  However, we want to clearly
         ;; distinguish bindings (which we put in the prompt face
@@ -123,7 +128,7 @@ (defun notmuch-jump--format-actions (action-map)
     ;; Format each action
     (mapcar (pcase-lambda (`(,key ,desc))
              (setq key (format-kbd-macro key))
-             (concat (propertize key 'face 'minibuffer-prompt)
+             (concat (propertize key 'face 'notmuch-jump-key)
                      (make-string (- key-width (length key)) ? )
                      " " desc))

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