Save models upon switching between tabs EXCEPT on first page load?

I have a ton of content on about 10 different tabs and I have it set to save the models upon switching between them. However, it does it when I first land on the detail page which is not desirable. Is there any way to have it not do that? Or do I need to add a tab that doesn’t have the auto save on it that is displayed first?

Certainly could be done. You can create an action sequence that checks to see if there any changes and save models if there are. Then use this action sequence for each tab.