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I'm using 10.6 Snow Leopard and the Better Touch Tool (redefine trackpad functions, etc). I have a that when I restart several options in the trackpad system preference pane revert to OS X defaults. I'm not sure what causes this, but I'd like to be able to restore them to the way I want with something like defaults.write if possible.

The yellow ones are the ones which need to be inverted. The shown state is correct. How can I achieve this?

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Or, if this is not possible, does anybody have an idea of why these things keep reverting to their default state? I just asked how to change them back as I thought it would be less trouble to take that approach.

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Manually? By opening System Preferences and clicking the checkmarks of course! – Daniel Beck Dec 15 '11 at 18:51
I don't know about 10.6, but on 10.7 most of the preferences are stored in ~/Library/Preferences/ and a few in ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist. – ؘؘؘؘ Dec 15 '11 at 19:05
@Lri They still must be reloaded somehow. It's not a preference that can be reloaded by restarting an application, is it? – Daniel Beck Dec 15 '11 at 19:14
probably just killing the dock. that works for everything else. jk ;) – cwd Dec 15 '11 at 19:43
@DanielBeck Actually I don't think you can ever edit the preferences in directly on Lion. – ؘؘؘؘ Dec 15 '11 at 19:51

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