I use

(run-with-idle-timer 45 t 'org-save-all-org-buffers)

to automatically save all org-mode buffers when I am idling for 45 seconds. What I don't like about this is that it prints "All org-mode buffers have been saved" to the minibuffer. How can I prevent this output from being shown?

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The O.P. could use advice to suppress messages for the function at issue, and there is an inhibit-message variable in recent versions of Emacs. However, it is such a small function that can easily be duplicated with a new name by commenting out the two calls to message.

How did I come to this solution? I opened Emacs 26.1 and typed: M-: (aka M-x eval-expression), and then (require 'org) + RET, and then I typed: M-x find-function RET org-save-all-org-buffers RET and took a peek see what makes it tick....

(defun my-org-save-all-org-buffers ()
  "Save all Org buffers without user confirmation."
  ;;; (message "Saving all Org buffers...")
  (save-some-buffers t (lambda () (derived-mode-p 'org-mode)))
  (when (featurep 'org-id) (org-id-locations-save))
  ;;; (message "Saving all Org buffers... done")

(run-with-idle-timer 45 t 'my-org-save-all-org-buffers)

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