I think I understand the request here.
In our desktop Mac and Windows clients, Google Doc file can be “synced” so that when you click to open them through Finder or Explorer, they are opened up in a web browser. The agents (what Linux folks are using) don’t have this capability because the UI interaction flow is not available like it is on Win/Mac.
I think this could be done in the agents by adding some information into the synced file that could be interpreted by the browser. Basically, make the synced google doc stub files act like a URL shortcut.
I don’t know when/if this can be done, but I already passed the information on to the product team for consideration.