I see this thread has been dormant for a few months…
I have Debian 8.3 installed on this laptop, and it has 4 virtual desktops, each with its own picture for a background.
VD4 has some games icons, VD1 has root shell, VD2 some internet icons and VD3 is just a lovely picture.
I have Leap 42.x as well on this laptop, and that is where I am typing from, with 4 VD’s all the same background.
I struggle to understand why in 13.2 I could have differing pictures and then icons to suit a theme, and Deb has it. As far as I know both are the same “KDE/Plasma” desktop.
I could very well be wrong, so can I first be guided on how to ID the desktop type etc in Leap.
It says “Desktop Settings—Plasma”, much the same as Deb I think but I need to check.
You may want to add your voice to the throng of people complaining about the KDE developers decisions to remove such handy features over at the KDE bugzilla. Seems the KDE people are trying to push activities over virtual desktops.