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I'm looking to make a script that quickly toggles the Natural scrolling settings, so I need a way to do it from the command line.

I think I found the correct defaults command, but I'm not sure how to apply it without logging out. Here is the command I'm using:

defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences com.apple.swipescrolldirection -bool

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I don't know if this works on Lion or with a Magic Mouse, but it also changes the setting for trackpads on my account.

osascript -e 'tell application "System Preferences"
    reveal anchor "mouseTab" of pane id "com.apple.preference.mouse"
end tell
tell application "System Events" to tell process "System Preferences"
    click checkbox 1 of window 1
end tell
quit application "System Preferences"'
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