As pointed out by Yair Altman in his very popular blog (http://undocumentedmatlab.com/), accessing the java properties of a figure window allows for making figures being dockable even in standalone applications. Unfortunately, the figures container contains menu items (Plot Browser, Figure Palette and Property Editor) which directly lead to crashes of the whole application.
To overcome this shortcoming, a function is supplied which removes the problematic (or unwanted) menu entries from the figures container. This is achieved by using a property change listener for the docking state of the figure. For this purpose, a figure creation functions is used for setting the listener as well as all other properties of the figure.
Additionally, a short test case is provided.