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I created this workflow some time ago and use it quite frequently when switching back and forth from using trackpad and mouse input devices. I needed this workflow since I prefer natural scrolling with the track pad and old-school scrolling when using a mouse. I was not completely happy with the 'reverse scrolling' application as it added lag and was misbehaving when having a finger on the trackpad and scrolling with the mouse.
 
The workflow makes a relatively simple AppleScript call, which should remain stable as long as the trackpad prefpane GUI remains the same.

 

The workflow can be found in my github repository

 

If you want to create it yourself, create the following nodes according to your needs:

* Hotkey - I use Ctrl-Alt-Cmd-M

* Run NSAppleScript with the content below

* Post Notification if desired

 

 

The Apple Script doing the actual work:

on alfred_script(q)
  tell application "System Preferences"
set current pane to pane "com.apple.preference.trackpad"
end tell


tell application "System Events"
tell application process "System Preferences"
tell tab group 1 of window "Trackpad"
click radio button 2
click checkbox 1
end tell
end tell
end tell


tell application "System Preferences"
quit
end tell
end alfred_script

 

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