Browsers generally give you the option to open the links you click on in one of two ways. The main way is to open the link in the current tab, but you can generally also open the link in a new tab in the background.
In desktop browsers, you can left-click to open a link in the current tab or you can open links in new tabs by right-clicking, then clicking on “Open link in new tab”. Alternatively, you can click the link with the scroll-wheel to open a link in a new tab with a single click.
In mobile browsers, tapping a link generally opens it in the current tab. To open a link in a new tab you need to long-press the link, then select “Open link in new tab”.
For some links, on both desktop and mobile, instead of opening in the current tab, the page opens a new tab and switches to it immediately. You rarely have control over this though, making this behavior inconsistent.
In the Dolphin browser on Android, you can configure how the links you tap open. All three options are available: using the current tab, switching to a new tab, or opening a background tab. You can do this on a link-by-link basis, by long-pressing the links, or you can configure the default method in the in-app settings.
To be able to access the in-app settings, you first need to tap the Dolphin icon in the center of the bottom bar.
Next, to open the settings, tap the cogwheel icon found in the bottom-right corner of the popup pane.
Switch to the “Advanced” tab, then tap on “More” at the bottom of the “Customize” sub-section.
To manage the behaviour of opened links, tap “Open links in” at the top of this settings page.
There are three options to choose between. “By default” will open links in the current tab. “Open in background tab” will open the link in a new tab but not switch to it. “Open in new tab” will open the link in a new tab and switch to it.
Simply tap the setting that you want to be the default, the change will be saved automatically.