I am using the classicthesis for my thesis and I have two issues related to the aspect of the table of contents (TOC).

As you can see from the attached picture

1. The color of the page number (and of the dots) in the TOC changes. How is that possible considering that the two chapters share the same TOC and hyperref settings?

I'd like also to stress that, for chapter 2, the page number is colored as if it were a link but it's not a link (i.e. I cannot click on it) as I am expecting since I set the option linktocpage=false. Why does the color change?

2. I'd like that the first item in the TOC (List of figures) is not indented and had no dots. Any idea how to do it?

Unfortunately I cannot provide any minimal code as I have no idea what the problem might be. As I guess it might be related to the hyperref package here the settings:

\usepackage{hyperref}
\PassOptionsToPackage{pdftex,hyperfootnotes=false,pdfpagelabels}{hyperref}

Any help, suggestion or idea about what I am doing wrong would be really appreciated.

Update

Here a minimal example with the settings I used. The problem about of the indentation of the first item of TOC is still present but I do not manage to reproduce in this example the issue concerning the wrong color of the page number

\documentclass{report}

\usepackage{classicthesis,lipsum}

\PassOptionsToPackage{pdftex,hyperfootnotes=false,pdfpagelabels}{hyperref}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\pdfcompresslevel=9
plainpages=false, bookmarksnumbered, bookmarksopen=true, bookmarksopenlevel=1,%
hypertexnames=true, pdfhighlight=/O,
}

\begin{document}

\refstepcounter{dummy}

\pdfbookmark[1]{\contentsname}{tableofcontents}
\setcounter{tocdepth}{2}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}

\manualmark
\markboth{\spacedlowsmallcaps{\contentsname}}{\spacedlowsmallcaps{\contentsname}}
\tableofcontents
\automark[section]{chapter}
\renewcommand{\chaptermark}[1]{\markboth{\spacedlowsmallcaps{#1}}{\spacedlowsmallcaps{#1}}}
\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{\thesection\enspace\spacedlowsmallcaps{#1}}}

\clearpage

\begingroup
\let\clearpage\relax
\let\cleardoublepage\relax
\let\cleardoublepage\relax

%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%   List of Figures
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\acresetall
\refstepcounter{dummy}
\pdfbookmark[1]{\listfigurename}{lof}
\listoffigures

\vspace{8ex}

%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%   List of Tables
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\refstepcounter{dummy}
\pdfbookmark[1]{\listtablename}{lot}
\listoftables

\sloppy % Just for this example

\chapter{First chapter}\lipsum[1]
\section{First section}\lipsum[1-10]
\section{Second section}\lipsum[11-20]
\section{Third section}\lipsum[21-30]
\section{Last section}\lipsum[31-40]

\chapter{Second chapter}\lipsum[1]
\section{First section}\lipsum[1-10]
\section{Second section}\lipsum[11-20]
\section{Third section}\lipsum[21-30]
\section{Last section}\lipsum[31-40]

\chapter{Third chapter}\lipsum[1]
\section{First section}\lipsum[1-10]
\section{Second section}\lipsum[11-20]
\section{Third section}\lipsum[21-30]
\section{Last section}\lipsum[31-40]

\chapter{Last chapter}\lipsum[1]
\section{First section}\lipsum[1-10]
\section{Second section}\lipsum[11-20]
\section{Third section}\lipsum[21-30]
\section{Last section}\lipsum[31-40]

\end{document}
• What settings have you provided to classicthesis? Here is a minimal example that you can use and add to so we can be on the same page. – Werner Oct 17 '19 at 1:11
• Thanks! I used the minimal example you gave me. Which settings of classicthesis do you means? I have a long page of settings that I used for it (I got the settings so I did not write it myself most of it) – pugliam Oct 17 '19 at 1:49
• For reference, you should really compile what you present. After \begin{document} you write \refstepcounter{dummy} without ever defining the dummy counter. What does dummy do? Also, what does \acresetall do? Remember, in order to help you, provide us with sufficient means to replicate your current behaviour. That is, help us help you. – Werner Oct 17 '19 at 5:33

List of Figures is indented in TOC because you have used section for the TOC entry, but you want chapter. Note that manual TOC entries for the lists are not recommended. I would suggest to use package tocbibind with option nottoc.

I did not get the dotted lines in TOC. When I add option dottedtoc for package classicthesis I can not reproduce your issue.

Package classicthesis loads package hyperref. So the later \PassOptionsToPackage{pdftex,hyperfootnotes=false,pdfpagelabels}{hyperref} is ignored (and it is not needed).

Additionally the switch between \manualmark and \automark inside the document can be replaced by settings in the preamble.

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{lipsum}% only for dummy text
\usepackage[nottoc]{tocbibind}

\usepackage[dottedtoc]{classicthesis}

\pdfcompresslevel=9
\hypersetup{
pdfborder={0 0 0}, pdfstartpage=3, pdfstartview=FitV, linktocpage=false,
pdfpagemode=UseNone, pageanchor=true, pdfpagemode=UseOutlines,
plainpages=false, bookmarksnumbered, bookmarksopen=true, bookmarksopenlevel=1,
hypertexnames=true, pdfhighlight=/O,
}

\renewcommand{\chaptermark}[1]{\markboth{#1}{#1}}
\renewcommand{\sectionmark}[1]{\markright{\thesection\enspace#1}}

\setcounter{tocdepth}{2}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}

\begin{document}

%\refstepcounter{dummy}% <- undefined counter

\pdfbookmark[1]{\contentsname}{tableofcontents}
\tableofcontents
\clearpage

\begingroup
\let\clearpage\relax
\let\cleardoublepage\relax

%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%   List of Figures
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%\acresetall% <- undefined
%\refstepcounter{dummy} % <- undefined counter
\listoffigures

\vspace{8ex}

%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
%   List of Tables
%----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

%\refstepcounter{dummy}% <- undefined counter
\listoftables
\endgroup % <- added: should it be there?

%\sloppy % Just for this example

\chapter{First chapter}\lipsum[1]
\section{First section}\lipsum[1-10]
\section{Second section}\lipsum[11-20]
\section{Third section}\lipsum[21-30]
\section{Last section}\lipsum[31-40]

\chapter{Second chapter}\lipsum[1]
\section{First section}\lipsum[1-10]
\section{Second section}\lipsum[11-20]
\section{Third section}\lipsum[21-30]
\section{Last section}\lipsum[31-40]

\chapter{Third chapter}\lipsum[1]
\section{First section}\lipsum[1-10]
\section{Second section}\lipsum[11-20]
\section{Third section}\lipsum[21-30]
\section{Last section}\lipsum[31-40]

\chapter{Last chapter}\lipsum[1]
\section{First section}\lipsum[1-10]
\section{Second section}\lipsum[11-20]
\section{Third section}\lipsum[21-30]
\section{Last section}\lipsum[31-40]

\end{document}