Much as I'm wary about raising this after last time... here goes. Really just putting this out there as a thing to consider if it's not already known about.
With 3.3.13, upstream introduced support for a system-wide default toprc, /etc/topdefaultrc . This is their "recommended" way of setting sensible/usable/accessible defaults rather than the "all or nothing" --disable-modern-top. I don't know what the specific implementation differences are between the two (e.g. whether topdefaultrc is compatible with/overrides --disable-modern-top) but it should provide an approach more "aligned to upstream". Coming up with a "sensible default", on the other hand, is likely to be more complicated... (I've gone for an htop-like scheme with a nice green 'column heads', idle tasks off (i), Zero-Suppress on (0), for Manjaro .)  https://gitlab.com/procps-ng/procps/commit/55a42ae040eaa19fd3089f56d98ccbde5a9abc3a  https://github.com/manjaro/packages-core/blob/master/procps-ng/topdefaultrc
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